The murder of 14 civilians at the hands of army personnel shook peace-loving people across the northeast region, the national capital and Naga diaspora across the world.

From students to elders, civil society organisations and political parties, everyone condemned the barbaric act of the army personnel. Along came the demand to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from the northeastern region. And the entire region demanded its repeal in one voice. But, was it though?

Where do we stand on AFSPA? Will political parties for once listen to the people? Is the entire northeastern region on the same page against the demands to repeal AFSPA? These were some of the questions that immediately rose.

Watch this episode of DECODED to understand how political parties and the common citizen may or may not be on the same page when it comes to AFSPA, and why only protests and statements may not be enough to repeal the draconian Act.

Also read: DECODED: Arunachal Pradesh does not exist for ADB, but why?



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