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Mon Ambush: NEFIS demands immediate arrest of personnel involved

The impunity enjoyed by the armed forces under AFSPA has been used to strike terror into the population of the region, NEFIS alleged.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 5 Dec 2021, 5:41 pm

(PHOTO: Twitter)

(PHOTO: Twitter)

 

North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) on Sunday condemned in strongest terms the killing of civilians in Oting village, Mon district, Nagaland by the security forces on Saturday.

The brutal killing of the personnel has sparked outrage among the people, who have been seeing the impunity enjoyed by the security forces in the region as the prime cause of the killings, NEFIS stated in a release.

Such incidents of killing civilians in the name of security measures have been a regular feature in the region, it stated. The impunity enjoyed by the armed forces under AFSPA has been used to strike terror into the population of the region, NEFIS alleged. Moreover, the licentious behaviour of the armed forces personnel has been the cause of the disaffection of the people, it stated.

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Demanding that all the personnel and officials responsible for the killings should be immediately arrested, NEFIS stated that only by immediate action against the errant personnel can justice be ensured to the deceased civilians. Also, an inquiry should be conducted into the case supervised by the Supreme Court, it mentioned. NEFIS also calls for demilitarisation of the region and pledges to intensify the movement against such killings in the Northeast in the coming days, it added.

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IFP Bureau

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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