Civil society groups in Nagaland criticize the investigation into the murders of Mon

Civil society groups in Nagaland criticize the investigation into the murders of Mon

Mon Killings: Civil society groups are pushing for immediate action.

Civil society groups in Nagaland’s Mon district have claimed they have “doubts about the credibility” of the army’s investigative tribunal, which was set up earlier this month to investigate the Nagaland shooting incident that killed 14 people.

“The public at Ground Zero had also recognized some faces directly implicated in the Oting Yatong massacre on December 4th. Why, instead of being prosecuted, are these perpetrators still safe and well protected by the Indian Armed Forces? The act of bringing along the murderers of the incident appears to be intentional to hurt and aggravate those who are already in grief. The Konyak Civil Society Organization questions the credibility of the Indian Army investigation team that visited Ground Zero, “the Konyak Union said in a press release.

The Konyak Union, one of the most influential Naga civil society organizations, on Wednesday called for those involved in the killing of the 14 Konyak youths to be punished immediately.

A firm statement said the central government must immediately “sanction the prosecution of the Indian army and officers involved in the murder of these 14 innocent Konyak youths.”

“The Konyak CSO also warned that any attempt to falsify the truth should be viewed as an act against the Konyak. Hence the responsibility of the Indian government to prove whether the Konyaks are its citizens or not, ”read the statement signed by the President of the Konyak Union, S. Howing Konyak, and other leaders.

Konyaks are one of the most prominent of the 16 tribes in Nagaland, where over 86 percent of the two million residents are from the tribal community.

The statement said that while expressing dismay at the “snail’s pace of the Indian judicial system”, the Konyak CSOs warned that “all the authorities involved are not subject to the so-called existing laws as implied in the Indian judicial system should take advantage of “.

Regarding the visit of the Indian Army investigation team to the village of Oting on Wednesday, it said: “The Konyak CSOs are also not satisfied with the questions and interrogations of the witnesses who were present at Ground Zero on December 4th”,

The declaration was also signed by the President of the Konyak Women’s Wing, Ponglem Konyak, and the President of the Konyak Student Wing, Noklem Konyak.

The village of Oting was declared a “genocide site” during a meeting of the Konyak CSOs on Monday.

“In addition, the actual site should be manned by state security forces. Therefore, it was declared that no remains of the Aug.

Meanwhile, a defense statement said the investigative court – used by the Indian army to investigate the Mon incident – visited the site in Oting village on Wednesday.

“The investigation team, led by a senior army officer, a major general, inspected the site to understand the circumstances under which the incident could have occurred.

The team also took the witnesses with them to better understand the situation and what happened.

The team then also went to the Tizit Police Station in Mon District to meet the cross section of society, including civilians, police personnel and doctors who treated the injured, to obtain valuable information about the incident, “the army said .

According to the army, the investigative court is making “rapid progress and every effort will be made to conclude it at the earliest”.

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