The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:


The Supreme Court judgement on the use of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has underlined how this draconian law is a threat to the safety and lives of citizens. This Act ensures that the security forces can act with impunity and kill people without being brought to justice. The Court has held that such killings are “destructive of the rule of law and plainly unconstitutional”.


It is imperative that the Government heed the judgement and repeal the AFSPA.