• Amit Shah Chairs Meeting With Chief Ministers Of Nagaland And Assam, Key Decisions Taken

    A committee to look into the withdrawal of the AFSPA in Nagaland will be instituted

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday chaired a meeting with Assam Chief Minister Amit Shah and his Nagaland counterpart Neiphiu Rio in New Delhi and discussed several issues pertaining to the region.

    A press release issued by the Nagaland government stated that a committee to look into the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) in Nagaland will be instituted. The committee will be chaired by the Additional Secretary-NE, MHA and will include Chief Secretary and Director General of Police of the State. The committee has to submit its report within 45 days and withdrawal of Disturbed Area and ASFPA from Nagaland will be based on the recommendations of the committee, the release read.

    “A Court of Enquiry will initiate disciplinary proceedings against the army unit and army personnel, who are directly involved in the Oting incident and action will be taken on the basis of fair enquiry,” it stated.

    The release said that the identified persons who will face the enquiry will be placed under suspension with immediate effect. 

    “The State government will provide government jobs to the next of kin of the deceased,” the release further read.

    The process will be initiated by the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police to carry the necessary procedures in providing them government jobs. 
    Also, the Assam Rifles unit in the Mon district will be replaced with immediate effect, the release stated.
    Furthermore, the Nagaland Government appealed to all sections of the state to remain calm and to continue to maintain a peaceful atmosphere. 
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