NEFIS statement demanding repeal of AFSPA

May 28, 2015

NORTH-EAST FORUM FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY (NEFIS)
PRESS RELEASE
Date: 28.05.15

North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) welcomes the move of Tripura government to repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Tripura state. It is to be noted that AFSPA was imposed in Tripura from last 18 years. AFSPA grants special powers to the armed forces, the most controversial being the legal immunity it provides to army officers. AFSPA is an anti-people, oppressive act, the law gives special powers for detaining, using lethal force and entering and searching premises without warrant. North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) demands that AFSPA should be repealed from all states, ending the miseries of the people.

Thanking You
Hem Chandra Brahma
Media Coordinator
North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS)