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Indian state’s CM wants army powers repealed

December 07, 2021

NEW DELHI: A top elected official in India’s northeast region called on Monday for the withdrawal of emergency powers granted to Indian troops, a day after soldiers killed over a dozen civilians, sparking violent protests in the troubled state. India’s remote northeast region — which includes eight states — is home to dozens of separatist insurgencies led by ethnic rebel groups. Nagaland state’s Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said his government wants the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, or AFSPA, repealed.