Govt to constitute panel to look into AFSPA withdrawal from Nagaland

The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on December 23 to discuss the present situation in Nagaland


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Press Trust of India Kohima/Guwahati
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Sunday said that the Centre has decided to constitute a five-member committee to look into the withdrawal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 or AFSPA from the northeastern state.

The committee will be headed by the Ministry of Home Affairs additional secretary (Northeast), and will include the chief secretary and director general of police of Nagaland, besides inspector general of Assam Rifles (North) and a representative of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), The panel will submit its recommendations within 45 days, based on which the decision on whether to continue designating Nagaland as a “disturbed area" or withdrawing AFSPA from the state will be taken, a joint statement issued by Rio, Deputy

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First Published: Dec 27 2021 | 01:53 AM IST

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