Guwahati: In Nagaland, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act ie AFSPA has been extended by the central government for 6 months. This decision has been taken at a time when it was recently decided to constitute a committee to consider the withdrawal of AFSPA. The central government says that there is unrest and a dangerous atmosphere in Nagaland. In such a situation, there is a need for armed forces to help the common citizens.
Recently, Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio had informed that a meeting was held in New Delhi on 23 December 2021 under the leadership of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. After which it was decided to constitute a committee to consider the withdrawal of AFSPA. This committee was to submit its report in 45 days, but before that, the central government has taken a decision.
A five-member committee was formed to consider the removal of AFSPA in Nagaland. This committee had to discuss whether the AFSPA should be kept in force in Nagaland or removed. Also, there is a need to brainstorm about its importance. It is headed by Vivek Joshi, a secretary-level officer of the Ministry of Home Affairs.