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We believe Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) should be repealed and no immunity need be given to Armed Forces personnel, via a Special Powers act.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

http://www.hindu.com/nic/afa/afa-part-iv.pdf

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

http://www.idsa.in/system/files/Monograph7.pdf

3. A short news article on AFSPA.

http://www.firstpost.com/topics/afspa-105855.html

Campaign news shared from http://www.indianliberals.org/share/revoke_afspa

Why removal of AFSPA from parts of Northeast has become a talking point in Kashmir - DailyO
AFSPA removed from Meghalaya, restricted in Arunachal Pradesh - Times of India
Revisit AFSPA - The Hindu
One state at a time - The Telegraph India
AFSPA: Now end it everywhere - Deccan Herald
Time to revisit AFSPA - Telangana Today - Telangana Today
The North-east beyond AFSPA - The Statesman
Repeal of AFSPA from Meghalaya, Arunachal raises hope for Manipur, Nagaland, Assam - The Sangai Express
AFSPA: From Northeast to J&K - Greater Kashmir


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