ANSF opposes extension of AFSPA in TCL

ITANAGAR, Apr 4: Barely two days after the Centre decided to extend Armed Forces Special Power Act 1958 in Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts in Arunachal Pradesh, the Arunachal Naga Students’ Federation (ANSF) on Wednesday strongly condemned the centre’s move to extend draconian law in Arunachal Pradesh.
In its statement, the federation said that draconian law gives free hand to Armed Forces to torture and kill innocent people.
The Naga Students Federation appealed to the Centre to repeal AFSPA from TCL area stating that people of area want peace and tranquility. The Centre extended AFSPA in three districts on Monday by another six months.
According to notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, TCL and eight police stations bordering Assam were declared as ‘disturbed areas ‘under AFSPA 1958.
The Acts gives special rights and immunity to security forces in carrying out various operations.