Why is the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) 1958 still being implemented in a democratic country like India? The Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF) raised the question, terming the Act as a "black law", during the felicitation of the 23 newly elected secretaries of the Higher Secondary and College Students’ Union 2022-23 in Imphal on Sunday.
MSF publicity secretary Abhijeet Kabrabam expressed in a release the firm belief that the new leaders will extend their support and upliftment for a better society.
The federation also stated that it is high time the people of Manipur consider the consequences of the arrival of the railway in the state that will be faced by the people of the state. It also mentioned giving more importance to the Land Use Policy and Land Law of the state.
Apat from the felicitation programme, the MSF also organised Ningol Chakkouba for its women members.
Among those who attended the function were Ngariyanbam Milan (Advisor, MSF), Ranjita Elangbam (Women’s Advisor, MSF), Thongam Ongbi Kombirei Leima (President Kwakeithel Makha Nupi Khut), Oinam Priyokumar Singh (Secretary, T.S Paul Manipur Women College, Mongsangei), R.K Gunikanta (Consultant, MSF Affairs on Drug Use Prevention) and Hijam Roshan Singh (Vice President, MSF).