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Condemnation pours over killing of civilians by AR in Nagaland; NFS 6 hours bandh freezes life in Naga area

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Dec 06:

Normalcy in Nagaland has been put to a complete halt as the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) imposed 6 hours total shut down in protest against the gruesome murder of 15 Naga civilian coal miners today.
“We condemn the heinous crime perpetrated upon the Naga Civilians by the Indian Armed Forces at Oting Village, Mon District of Nagaland on 4th December 2021”, a statement of the NSF said and called 6 hours total shut down in all Naga inhabited area starting from 6 am to 12 noon today. .
Medical and other emergency services, Police, weddings with the commuter carrying a copy of the wedding card and other emergency services and students appearing for various exams were exempted during the total shut down.
Para-Military forces and armed forces were not allowed to make any movements during the the bandh.
“The Federation is shocked beyond words that the armed forces took away 15 precious Naga lives while also injuring multiple others in the guise of acting upon intelligence inputs which failed them miserably. The Federation is enraged at the Government of India (GOI) waging an undeclared war with the Naga people by allowing its indiscipline yet trigger-happy armed personnel to indulge in activities which violates the basic principle of Human rights and personal dignity.”, a statement of the NSF said.
Following the brutalities the NSF appealed to the Naga people cutting across artificial boundaries to Refrain from any sort of Merry Making/Festivities for the next 5 days as the Federation shall be observing 5 days mourning w.e.f the 6th December 2021. It is, therefore, appealed to every right-thinking Naga citizen to observe the same in honor of those killed by the Indian armed forces and in solidarity with the family members.
The NSF also appealed to all those slated to partake in the Nagaland Government organized Hornbill International festival to let better sense and show your support towards the just cause by giving the event a miss. This is not in defiance of any forces but merely a symbolic expression of resentment towards the government that has failed to protect its own people.
On the other hand the NSF demands that the GOI of India Sets-up court a monitored committee headed by a retired Supreme Court judge in-order to conduct a fair and impartial probe into the incident and ensure that all those responsible for the heinous crime is brought to justice without any delay whatsoever.
The statement said that the federation sees no rationale as to why the entire Naga inhabited areas in India is tagged as ‘disturbed area’ and the draconian AFSPA is thrust upon its people when the Indo-Naga political dialogue been held at the Prime Minister’s level is at a very crucial stage. More so, the prevailing law and order situation in the Naga inhabited areas does not merit the Act which is only been as a tool for psychological warfare against the Naga people. It is only because of AFSPA that the armed forces continue to operate with impunity while forgetting all values that inhibits a sober soul. It is therefore demanded of the GOI to immediately withdraw the atrocious AFPSA from all Naga inhabited areas and also repeal the same without further delay.
The NSF also demanded a special assembly of NLA at the earliest to adopt a resolution for revocation of the controversial AFSPA.
On the other hand the Federation demanded befitting compensation by the government to all the victims of the Oting massacre and also to those injured in the incident.
“No amount of money can placate the sentiments nor account for the bloods that were shed on 4th December 2021. However, the same will go a long way in ensuring that those dependent on the unwilling victims are not further deprived of their livelihood”, the NSF said.

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