Kohima: The Naga Students’ Federation while offering its deepest homage to the dear departed souls brutally massacred on December 4, 2021 by the para military forces of the Government of India at Tiru/Oting village area under Mon district, vehemently condemned the cowardly act of the Indian armed forces shielded by AFSPA.
The federation in a press release said that AFSPA regime have been causing terror in the hearts and minds of the Naga people for the past several decades.
It demanded Government of India to deliver justice to the victims and family members of the gruesome Oting incident and to all the pending cases related to the excesses committed by the Indian armed forces without further ado.
The federation further said that “it sees no rationale as to why the Naga homeland within India is tagged as ‘disturbed areas’ and the repressive AFSPA is thrust upon its people when the Indo-Naga political dialogue’s have been held at the Prime Minister’s level is at a very crucial stage.”
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Pointing out that the Indian armed forces continue to operate with impunity because of AFSPA in complete disregard of humane values and virtues, the federation demanded that the draconian law is repealed once and for all and that human rights are restored in the Naga homeland.
Furthermore, the Naga Students’ Federation said it reaffirmed its earlier resolution to extend non-cooperation towards the Indian Armed Forces until AFSPA is repealed in Nagaland.
The federation also appealed to all its federating units to symbolically observe December 4 in remembrance of the victims of the Oting massacre at their respective Oking.