Human Rights groups call for intensifying fight against AFSPA

 Armed Forces Special Powers Act should not only be removed, it should be repealed, said Phulindro Konsam in a press conference held at Manipur Press club today, which was organised to protest the 60th year of imposition of the draconian law, AFSPA in the state.The press conference was organised by Committee on Human Rights (COHR), Manipur in association with Extra-judicial Execution Victims’ Families Association Manipur (EEVFAM), Human Rights Alert (HRA), Human Rights Defenders Manipur (HRDM) and Just Peace Foundation (JPF).Chairman of COHR, Phulindro Konsam stated that the British colonisers had imposed the Armed Forces Special Ordinance, 1942 which was vehemently opposed by Indian leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sadar Vallabhbhai Patel and declared as the black law. 

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