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GPRN/NSCN accuses Assam Rifles of indulging in high-handedness and harassment

By EMN Updated: Nov 09, 2020 6:19 pm

Dimapur, Nov. 9 (EMN): The GPRN/NSCN has accused the 36th Assam Rifles of indulging in high-handedness and ‘mental and psychological harassment’ upon minor children and women.

The accusations were contained in a press release the group issued on Monday.

‘Troops of 36th Assam Rifles at 1.30 am of November 9, on the pretext of receiving (unsubstantial) information, even after being fully aware of the absence of the house owner Huvito Yepthomi, speaker of national tatar hoho, GPRN/NSCN (a special official ID Card holder), raided his house at Purana Bazaar, Dimapur in total disregard and breach of the ceasefire ground rules (CFGR).

‘The troops, under influence of alcohol, combed the rooms and kitchen without the witness of the people present in the house even to the extent of taking photograph of the minor girl sleeping in the room and thereby created mental and psychological harassment upon the minor children and women folks of the house,’ it stated.

According to the group, the 41st Assam Rifles had also raided the residence of the same GPRN/NSCN functionary on January 23 this year.

“Finding no incriminating/prohibited materials or evidences in both the occasions left off by simply citing wrong information. This intermittent arbitrary, random and imperative act of the Assam Rifles with total disregard of the CFGR, in this case multiple times upon the said individual GPRN member, is raising much concern of the motive and worthiness of trust and convinces with the GoI in the midst of securing the Indo-Naga solution,” it stated.

The GPRN/NSCN advised the Assam Rifles to refrain from ‘enforcing provocative indulgences and harassment upon the Naga national workers and not bet upon the much-awaited Indo-Naga solution’.

By EMN Updated: Nov 09, 2020 6:19:15 pm