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COCOMI condemns Oting ambush, set to conduct sit-in protest

The protest will be held on Thursday at Yaipha Thouni Shanglen, Keishampat Leimajam Leikai from 10.30 am to 2 pm with like-minded organisations, COCOMI stated in a release.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 8 Dec 2021, 5:38 pm

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Extending solidarity to the victims of the Oting ambush that was carried out by Indian armed forces, the Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) on Wednesday announced that it is all set to stage a sit-in protest as condemnation against the inhumane act that led to loss of 13 civilian lives and injuring of many.

The protest will be held on Thursday at Yaipha Thouni Shanglen, Keishampat Leimajam Leikai from 10.30 am to 2 pm with like-minded organisations, COCOMI stated in a release.

COCOMI stated that they condemned the killing of daily wage earners while returning from work by para commandos of the Indian Army at Oting Village under Mon district of Nagaland in the evening of December 4 at the strongest terms.

It further stated that words and actions of the government of India are contradictory. They always claimed that India’s development is incomplete without the development of its Northeastern states. But in fact, they continue to discriminate and oppress the people of this region by imposing a draconian law-Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958 for such a long period of time, it added. 

Under the shadow of this act, rights of the people of this region have been violated in many aspects. The government of India should stop fooling the people of this region with false statements, it further stated, adding that the government of India does not treat Naxalite affected states and Northeast states equally.

Condemning the tragic incident of Oting ambush, COCOMI share the grief and pain of the bereaved families.

First published:8 Dec 2021, 4:28 pm

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