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Nagaland BJP On Botched Operation: Genocide, War Crimes, Execution

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People at Hornbill competition held a candlelight vigil to mourn the demise of civilians.

Guwahati:

BJP’s Nagaland state president right now mentioned that the firing incident within the Mon district was “tantamount to war crimes during peacetime and amounts to summary execution as well as genocide.” Temjen Imma Along, who can also be a minister within the state authorities, appealed to the union authorities to offer rapid financial compensation adopted by extra measures for the subsequent of kin of the victims. 14 folks, together with 13 civilians and one particular forces personnel, had been killed in a counter-insurgency operation that went awry on Saturday. Another civilian was killed in violence that escalated after protests by locals. 

Mr Along mentioned he was “deeply anguished and heartbroken” on the killing of “13 innocent Oting villagers”. In a public letter signed by him, he mentioned that it “can’t be tolerated by anyone at any cost” and that merely placing the blame on intelligence failure was “the lamest excuse”. He identified that it’s particularly essential to train “extreme caution and patience” at a time when the federal government of India and Naga political teams are engaged in a peace course of which is on the threshold of a settlement to the protracted Naga political subject. 

“The innocent victims were labourers returning from a hard day’s work and were not armed with any firearms whatsoever. It is, therefore, tantamount to war crimes during peacetime and amounts to summary execution as well as genocide,” he mentioned. 

He referred to as it a “heinous crime” and demanded that the “rogue Assam Rifles personnel” accountable for it’s delivered to justice and made to reply honestly as to how “innocent, unarmed persons were gunned down; why the Assam Rifles could not discern that the 6 persons in the pick-up truck were unarmed, innocent civilians; on what basis the commanding officer gave the firing order.” 

The Assam Rifles has launched an official assertion on the incident expressing “deep regret” on the lack of lives and in addition mentioning that their pot was attacked by an offended mob. “The Assam Rifles Post at Mon was severely attacked by a mob of more than 300 locals from different sides. The troops of Assam Rifles at the post however maintained a high degree of restraint and fired in the air to disperse the crowd,” the assertion added. 

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Condemnation letter by BJP Nagaland state president on killing of civilians in Nagaland.

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