Imphal, December 08 2021: The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) has taken a strong exception to the ‘irresponsible’ statement of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the Indian Parliament on Oting’s mass killing by the 21st Para Commandos of the Indian Army on the December 4 in Mon district, Nagaland.
The MIP, NSCN/GRPN, in a press statement, has said that the Union Minister has poured fuel to the burning issue by standing behind the Para Commandos under his command with his fictional sleuth stories supporting the Para Commandos for their heinous act of killings.
Stating that there was no signal to stop the pick-up van of the coal labourers as mentioned by Amit Shah in Parliament and the same has been validated by one of the survivors, Sheiwang who is undergoing treatment at the Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh statement, “They shot right at us, no signal to stop, we did not flee” .
The statement maintained that there is nothing to doubt that it was a botched ambush with deliberate mission to kill and nothing to do with ‘credible’ intelligence of NSCN movement in the area.
What is most sinister is when the Army was found stripping naked the dead bodies of the Naga civilians with military dress to give the impression in the eyes of the media and the world that they have gunned down the militants.
Luckily, they were caught red handed by the villagers before they succeeded through their plan, added the statement.
Reacting strongly against the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) which has given the Indian security forces the license to shoot and kill anyone on mere suspicion, the NSCN has demanded that AFSPA must be immediately withdrawn and investigation for proper prosecution must be immediately constituted on Oting’s killing where investigation must be independent and transparent so that scrutiny from any quarter must sustain.
To establish absolute fidelity between the Naga people and Government of India, judgment must be transparent and must be swiftly delivered, added the statement.