Kohima: The Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) expressing unspeakable anguish and grief over the killing of innocent Naga civilians at Oting, Mon district in Nagaland has resolutely condemned the barbaric incident of December 4.
NPMHR has called the killing a “genocide” of humble ordinary Naga people who were returning to their homes in a truck from their work places.
The Naga human rights watchdog pointed out that the barbaric act is a vivid sign of the reign of the Indian State-sponsored terrorism and war waged on civilian population. A “butcher” perpetrated by the best-trained Indian elite forces.
NPMHR in the statement said, “Ever since military aggression and occupation of the Naga homeland in 1954, civilians and common Naga people have been the target of the Indian army and the para-military forces. Armed with Draconian and inhuman legal immunity by the Indian Parliament, the Government of India continues unabated to kill civilian and common people at any time and at any place of its conveniences”.
It further continued and said, “Our women folks were stripped of all human dignity by the armed forces of the world’s largest Democracy, India. They were raped, tortured, made to give birth publicly, dearth of human dignity, subjected to live lives of untold trauma and heavy mental burdens. The Indian State does not spare any of its armed tools and occupational instruments to extinguish the Naga spirit of human dignity and spirit of equal human brotherhood. The world is prevented from knowing these ceaseless state-sponsored crimes against the Naga people and against humanity”.
“The well-trained Indian army personnel engaged their most sophisticated firearms to kill them as if the simple, humble and bread-earning villagers were a disease that had to be culled,” it stated.
NPMHR then questioned, “Are the lives of the Naga people less than the lives of other fellow human beings”? It stated that the evil act of the Indian government through its military forces once again reveals its true intent of owning Nagas’ land after exterminating its Naga people.
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“Our people at all times seek to live in peace with all other people. Our history tells that we have never waged war on any people even in the days of old. We are denied to live our lives of dignity, to exercise
our rights and are now being driven to live in fear. The Government of India, time and again, wages war against Naga people. The actions of the Indian State upon our people are no less than the erstwhile
apartheid. No power on earth had ever succeeded in subduing our Naga spirit,” NPMHR maintained.
“We squarely hold the Government of India with all its draconian and fascist laws responsible for letting loose their dogs of war to maul, to shred the innocent villagers of Oting who have committed no crime whatsoever, except a commitment to humbly earn their livelihood with dignity and honour. Even at this very moment while we are drafting this statement, the Indian military and para-military forces are still engaged in their mayhem of killing the civilians in Mon Town. The NPMHR stands with them all and shall walk with them through thick and thin,” said NPMHR.