NSCN-IM condemns barbaric killing of 15 innocent lives in Oting, Nagaland by ‘trigger-happy 21st Para Commandos/AR’

NSCN-IM has termed the killing a 'black day' and said the barbaric act cannot be justified in any manner in this part of the civilized world (Nagalim) where the Indo-Naga peace process has seen much progress.

The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) group in a press release Sunday expressing its deep anguish over the killing of fifteen unarmed innocent villagers in Oting village under Konyak Regioin, Mon district, Nagaland conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

NSCN-IM has termed the killing a ‘black day’ and said the barbaric act cannot be justified in any manner in this part of the civilized world (Nagalim) where the Indo-Naga peace process has seen much progress.

While it stated that the Nagas mourns the barbaric killing of December 4, the NSCN-IM pointed out that the toxic storm of bloody dust brought about in Nagalim is not a new thing but a repeat of the past to suppress the legitimate Naga political movement.

The group said, “The Indian security forces will never be able to wash its hands off, smeared with
the blood of innocent Nagas no matter how it come out with a nonsensical statement which
is linked to credible intelligence reports of movement of insurgents”.

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Calling out the killing as an absurdity and insanity of the Indian security forces, NSCN-IM in the statement said it learned, “trigger-happy 21st Para Commandos/Assam Rifles” was behind the killing.

“The Nagas had in the past faced a trigger-happy Indian security forces, acting with impunity under the Government of India’s Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act/AFSPA which is mainly used against the Naga political movement. Notwithstanding the ongoing Indo-Naga political dialogue that has seen much fruition during the period running more than two decades, the violence against the Nagas continues unabated. This is one of the most unfortunate incidents of the Indo-Naga ceasefire signed in 1997,” said NSCN-IM.

The incident of killing innocent people, NSCN-IM further stated, is against humanity and those responsible for such heinous acts should be brought to justice.

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