Delhi: The Naga Students Union Delhi (NSUD), Delhi Eastern Nagaland Union (DENSU) and Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights, Delhi (NPMHR) collectively organised a candlelight vigil at Nagaland House, New Delhi on Monday as it payed tribute to the 14 innocent lives lost in the hands of Indian security force.
While condemning the barbarity of the Indian armed forces, the gathering called upon the government of India to revoke the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.
In a joint release issued by three organisations, terming the December 4 and 5 an appalling act of the armed forces brutality, it pointed out that the murder of 14 innocent lives is a bleak reminder of the decades long suffering and suppression of the Nags under the draconian AFSPA act.
Calling Oting and Mon town episode a “brutal massacre” of innocent brothers in Nagaland, the collective organisations condemned the inhumane act of the paramilitary commandos and Assam Rifles. It also reasserted its unflinching support to the Konyak people and stand in solidarity with the families of the victims.
“We are together in this fight for justice,” the joint release of NSUD, DENSU and NPMHR Delhi asserted.