Nagaland shooting: Konyak union puts forward five demands in front of center
The Konyak Union, a prominent tribal organization, has put forward five demands to the Central Government in connection with the Nagaland Firing. The demands included action against the guilty soldiers, repeal of the Armed Forces Rule of Law and withdrawal of the Assam Rifles from the Mon district. The Konyak Union also demanded that an independent agency to investigate the case.
The military had launched an internal investigation into the shooting. Nagaland police have registered a case against the army in connection with the shooting. Nagaland Chief Ministers have demanded the repeal of the AFSPA Act.
The internal investigation comes amid mounting protests against the military over the Nagaland shooting. An officer of the rank of Major General is in charge of the investigation. The military will investigate the intelligence fallout, including clashes with locals. The police case is against the soldiers of the 21st Para Special Force, a special unit of the army. The FIR alleges that the army opened fire on a vehicle driven by villagers without provocation.
The Center has announced Rs 11 lakh and Nagaland Rs 5 lakh for the families of those killed. The bodies of the slain villagers were cremated at the ceremony held by Mon. Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said it was a dark day for Nagaland and that security forces had killed innocent people. Rio also demanded that the AFSPA law be repealed. Earlier, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma had raised the issue. Meanwhile, protests are continuing in various parts of the state. Locals in Kohima protest against the army patrolling the area. Some separatist groups have also called for protests.
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