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NPF condemns ‘Disturbed Area’ tag
Published on 3 Nov. 2010 12:13 AM IST
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NPF has strongly condemned the extension of “Disturbed Area” tag on Nagaland under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1985 by the Government of India for a period of eight months.
NPF advisor, Ato Yepthomi in a statement described it as a “sad episode” that the government of India chose to ignore the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the state and extended the “Disturbed Area” tag on Nagaland under AFSPA, which many human rights activists has called it a “draconian law.” He asked as to why the centre must sabotage the ongoing peace process by extending the ‘Disturbed Area” period when the various Naga factions were in ceasefire with the Government of India and the peace and reconciliation process steering on well ahead under the aegis of FNR. “This is nothing more than rubbing salt on the injury of the Nagas, who in recent times are recovering from fratricidal killings,” Ato said.
He said that the union home minister, P. Chidambaram who presented the report card of the ministry of home affairs should understand that no other country was imposing such Act against its own people except India. Stating that the entire northeast was peaceful at this present juncture, the NPF advisor said that the home minister should instead impose such Act in his own state, if necessary.
Ato called upon the Naga civil societies, NGOs, political parties including the Congress to voice out against imposition of such tag - “Disturbed Area” and AFSPA upon Nagaland, which he said was at present very much peaceful.

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