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Candlelight vigil held in Mon town as curfew partially lifted

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Dec 08, 2021 11:21 pm
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Residents of Mon town during the candlelight vigil on Wednesday. (EM Images)

Our Correspondent
Mon, Dec. 8 (EMN):
Residents of Mon town on Wednesday came out in the streets to hold a candlelight vigil in commemoration of the 14 civilians killed on Dec. 4 and the 5th, after curfew was partially lifted on Tuesday.

Deputy Commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan K had promulgated the prohibitory order on Dec. 5 following the incident in Mon. It said the curfew would be in force only from 8 pm to 4 am starting from December 7.

Residents of Mon town during the candlelight vigil on Wednesday. (EM Images)

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, the deputy commissioner said that five more companies of Indian Reserve Battalion, amounting to over 500 police personnel, had been deployed in Mon since the incident.

At the candlelight vigil held at a private bus station here in Mon town on Wednesday, the participants demanded removal of AFSPA and sought for justice.

“Where is our constitution”, “Break injustice, breathe freedom”, “Identify the culprit”, read some of the placards.

Residents of Mon town during the candlelight vigil on Wednesday. (EM Images)

The candlelight service will be held every day during the seven-day mourning across the Konyak region, starting on Wednesday.

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Dec 08, 2021 11:21:16 pm