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Extraordinary session of the Nagaland assembly on December 20 to discuss AFSPA

A special session of the Nagaland assembly is convened on December 20 to discuss the political issue of the Naga and AFSPA in the context of the Oting shootings that killed 14 civilians in the state.

The central committee on the political issue of Naga will hold the special session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on December 20 to discuss the Special Powers of the Armed Forces Act (AFSPA) in Nagaland, according to reports on December 10.

The committee, chaired by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, held an emergency meeting in Kohima on December 9 and discussed AFSPA in the state.

According to official sources, the central committee set a tentative date for the special assembly session on December 20, which received the consent of the Governor of Nagaland to convene the special assembly session.

The move also comes against the backdrop of the Nagaland cabinet decision to urge the central government to repeal Nagaland’s AFSPA.

Several state organizations had called on the state government to convene a special assembly session to pass a resolution to repeal the draconian law.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, attending the funeral for the victims in Mon town on December 6, said the Nagaland government had urged the Center to repeal AFSPA from the state.

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