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Revoke AFSPA

We believe in civil liberties. The State cannot suppress people’s right to justice and due legal process, by using emergency measures. Especially not when such emergency measures last for a long time.

We believe Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) should be repealed and no immunity need be given to Armed Forces personnel, via a Special Powers act.

However, as Liberals, we understand the issue is complex and do not want to be rigid in our stance. AFSPA is currently imposed in various parts of the Union, almost always unnecessarily. Revoking AFSPA, is a reasonable first step.

We urge fellow liberals to peruse the following reports and take a stand on their own.

1. Report of the Justice B P Jeevan Reddy committee appointed by the Supreme Court. It recommended repealing AFSPA and instead inserting appropriate provisions in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The report was submitted in 2005.

2. A monograph on AFSPA published in 2012 by IDSA, with views from several defense experts.

3. A short news article on AFSPA.


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News relevant to this Campaign:

RT @Bhayankur Great. Let's get rid of AFSPA now.
Voice against AFSPA fills the air of Imphal on Meira Paibi Numit -
Army using AFSPA bluntly, say Gujarat activists; Condemn 'human shield' incident - Kashmir Life
AFSPA gets six-month extension in Manipur - The Hindu
Widows of Manipur: Victims of 'fake encounters' fighting to revoke AFSPA - The Tribune
AFSPA due to political failure, but Forces get the blame - Daily News & Analysis
Government declares entire Assam as 'disturbed' area under AFSPA for 3 more months - Hindustan Times
Should there be Judicial Intervention over the Power under AFSPA ? - Odisha Diary
Assam mulls partial AFSPA repeal - Calcutta Telegraph

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