Kohima: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) is organizing Peoples’ Rally for repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) 1958 on December 17 at Old MLA Hostel Junction, Kohima from 11:00 AM onwards.
He called upon all the Naga citizens to come forward and show their solidarity and support for the cause.
Tep also sought the support of Kohima based civil societies, students and all the residents of Kohima to partake in the rally.
“We are holding this rally against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act with special emphasis on the Oting incident,” said organizing committee convener, Vipopal Kintso. Stating that Nagas have been suffering for long under AFSPA, Kintso said “It is high time for India to repeal this draconian act.”
Stating that Nagas are fed up of living under AFSPA, he questioned “How long can our people be treated as sub human?” He made a clarion call to all Kohima denizens to come forward to openly voice out their concern and show solidarity.
Kintso informed that right after the rally, the people will proceed towards Governor’s office (Raj Bhavan) in procession and hand over a representation to Government of India through Governor’s office.
The rally will be absolutely peaceful, Kintso said.
Organizing committee member Neizokhoto Belho requested the students especially the higher secondary level to come in their uniform and the citizens to come atleast in one traditional touch.
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The rally will witness speeches from Angami Public Organization, Prof. Rosemary Dziivichii, Eastern Naga Students’ Federation, North East Students’ Organization, Global Naga Forum, Naga Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights and Forum for Naga Reconciliation.
Keynote address will be delivered by NSF president.