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Nagaland NPF asks Centre to repeal AFSPA

A release from the Press Bureau of the NPF Central Headquarters in Kohima said its Central Office Bearers (COB) appreciated the resolution of the working committee in extending an invitation to the regional parties to come together in the larger interest of the people.

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Kohima: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) on Saturday adopted a six-point resolution, urging the Central Government to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958 from entire Northeastern India.

A release from the Press Bureau of the NPF Central Headquarters in Kohima said its Central Office Bearers (COB) appreciated the resolution of the working committee in extending an invitation to the regional parties to come together in the larger interest of the people.

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The COB resolved to wholeheartedly work for the success of the NPF candidates in the upcoming Manipur Assembly Election and appealed to all ticket aspirants who were denied noimination to kindly extend support to the party’s official candidates.

The COB empowered the party President Shurhozelie Liezietsu to decide the date and venue of the NPF General Convention. The COB urged the central government and the Naga negotiating parties to come to a logical conclusion on the Naga Political issue at the earliest. It called upon the centre to withdraw the AFSPA from the entire Nagaland immediately and also repeal the “draconian Act” from the entire Northeast as well.

The COB praised Nagaland’s incumbent UDA Government for according recognition to the Tikhir Tribe as one of the recognised tribes of Nagaland Speaking on the occasion, the Central Working President Apong Pongener reminded the meeting that the NPF belongs to the Naga people and the party itself represents the identity and the desire of the Naga people.

Praising the party rank and file for always standing firm for the cause and interest of the Naga people, he called upon the leaders to remain steadfast in their stand despite facing all odds, because then the people will have trust in them.

The party Secretary General Achumbemo Kikon also briefed the meeting on how the 10 candidates of the party for the Manipur election were selected. he said the party received 40 applications.

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