Congress demands resignation of union Home minister
Dimapur, Dec. 27 (EMN): Member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and in-charge of Nagaland, Dr. Ajoy Kumar, has demanded the resignation of the union Home minister for his alleged ‘negligence of the situation and for misleading Parliament and the nation’ pertaining to Oting massacre.
A press release issued by the president of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), K Therie, claimed that the AICC delegation was prevented from meeting the aggrieved family members, while the BJP ministers did not even care to visit.
AICC has demanded compensation of INR 1 crore for the slain victims and INR 10 lakh to the injured persons. Besides, AICC also demanded for a judicial enquiry commission headed by a sitting judge of high court saying, “We shall continue to pursue till justice is delivered.”
“Committee to study AFSPA has nothing to study since there is no terrorist and neither secessionist forces anymore in Nagaland. Congress’ stand is AFSPA is not required in Nagaland. In our understanding, AFSPA has nothing to do with justice to the Oting massacre. The application of AFSPA does not arise with peaceful people,” the statement read.
AICC strongly suspected that the Oting massacre was a result of the collaboration of GOI and CMs of Nagaland and Assam to derail ceasefire and delay implementation of negotiated settlement.
“Now they are all trying to escape through AFSPA. We, therefore, demanded an all party parliamentary committee. However, AICC in their wisdom demanded a judicial enquiry commission headed by sitting HC Judge of Gauhati High Court because the subjects are above the spectrum of SIT or court of enquiry. They cannot enquire into their masters,” Therie added.
Pointing that law and order is a state subject; NPCC stated the chief minister and Home minister are answerable to the people.
While justifying its demand for an independent enquiry commission, NPCC questioned as to why the 21 para security forces were called in to slaughter sons of the soil of Nagaland? It also questioned as to why the Nagaland Police were kept in the dark about the FIR against 21 Para Forces filed at Tizit.
“Money cannot buy life. Lives are equal. Perhaps if Hon’ble CM or Hon’ble HM were aggrieved similarly, they would not accept INR 5 lakh for the loss in a mistaken identity. We have demanded INR 1 crore to relief the immediate economic problems to the aggrieved families. We also have demanded INR 10 lakh relief be given to the injured for immediate needs in their treatment. I also demand that permanently disabled person(s) out of injury be given pension adequately,” Therie said.