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Arunachal MP demands withdrawal of AFSPA

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ITANAGAR, May 10 - Lok Sabha Member from Arunachal East constituency, Ninong Ering has strongly urged the Centre to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, AFSPA, from the 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

Seeking to draw the notice of the Union Home Minister that the peaceful State of Arunachal Pradesh does not warrant the imposition of AFSPA, the Congress MP raised the matter in the Lower House of Parliament during the Zero Hour on Monday. �The 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh do not warrant the imposing of this draconian law and hence, the AFSPA should be lifted from the 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh,� he said.

His submissions came days after the Centre announced that the AFSPA will continue to remain in force in the 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh for six more months on the ground of continuous violence, extortion and intimidation by insurgent groups.

The Union Home Ministry has said the security scenario in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts, along with areas falling under 16 police stations in nine other districts of the State, remains vitiated due to the spillover of Naga insurgency.

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Arunachal MP demands withdrawal of AFSPA

ITANAGAR, May 10 - Lok Sabha Member from Arunachal East constituency, Ninong Ering has strongly urged the Centre to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, AFSPA, from the 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

Seeking to draw the notice of the Union Home Minister that the peaceful State of Arunachal Pradesh does not warrant the imposition of AFSPA, the Congress MP raised the matter in the Lower House of Parliament during the Zero Hour on Monday. �The 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh do not warrant the imposing of this draconian law and hence, the AFSPA should be lifted from the 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh,� he said.

His submissions came days after the Centre announced that the AFSPA will continue to remain in force in the 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh for six more months on the ground of continuous violence, extortion and intimidation by insurgent groups.

The Union Home Ministry has said the security scenario in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts, along with areas falling under 16 police stations in nine other districts of the State, remains vitiated due to the spillover of Naga insurgency.