NESO consultation reiterates demand to repeal AFSPA

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IMPHAL, October 27: Reiterating an earlier resolution of the North East Students’ Organisation, a consultation on human rights today resolved to demand the repeal of AFSPA and to call upon all the people of the North East to be united in this call.

The resolution is one among many taken during the North East Students’ Organisation, NESO’s organized ‘North East Consultation on Human Rights: Soliciting People’s Opinion on Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958’ at Banquet Hall, Hotel Benjamin, Papu-Nallah, Arunachal Pradesh, today.

NESO was supported by the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) in the consultation.

The consultation was attended by Arunachal Pradesh Member of Legislative Assembly Pasang Dorjee Sona, NESO secretary Sinam Prakash and former president AAPSU Tadar Dominic as chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.

According to a statement signed by NESO secretary general Sinam Prakash Singh and AAPSU, former president and chairperson of the concluding session, Tage Lapung, other resolutions include to sensitize the student community of the North East on the human rights consequences of the prolonged imposition of AFSPA in the region; to pressure the Members of Parliament from the North East region to raise the issue to repeal AFSPA in the Parliament during the forthcoming winter session and to ensure that the issue of repeal of AFSPA in the list of priorities of NESO.

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