The Lotha Students Union (LSU) has reaffirmed their non-cooperation with the Indian Armed Forces until justice is delivered to victims of the Oting massacre.
The Lotha Students’ Union, in compliance with the directive of the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) dated March 18, 2022, informed its affiliated units that they are banned from inviting the Indian Armed Forces to any event organised or partake in official events of the Indian Armed Forces.
The Apex body has also directed its units to hoist black flags over their respective offices as a mark of protest against the imposition of the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, in the Naga homeland.
Despite protests across the northeast, AFSPA has only been lifted partially from parts of the three states: Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal.
In Nagaland, the Act has been removed from Tseminyu, Tuensang and Shamatore and partially withdrawn from Kohima, Longleng, Wokha and Mokokchung districts. However, the Act continues to be in force in Chümoukedima, Peren, Phek, Dimapur, Kiphire, Niuland, Mon, Noklak and Zunheboto districts in Nagaland.
Several NGOs and organisations in Nagaland had strongly objected to the selective and continued militarisation of the Naga people and called for the complete removal of the AFSPA from Nagaland.
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