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Konyak Union not to attend meeting on AFSPA today

By EMN Updated: Apr 03, 2022 9:47 pm

Dimapur, April 3 (EMN): Konyak Union has decided to abstain from attending the consultative meeting scheduled today (April 4) convened by the state’s government’s Home department on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).

The Union in a statement on Sunday said the decision was taken due to the “un-attentive thought from the government” and until justice is delivered on the Oting Massacre incident committed by the 21 para commandos.

It also declared that no Konyak would participate in any national event celebration and would continue to uphold its ‘non cooperation stance against the Indian Armed forces for infinity’.  

The Union reminded that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) report had not been ‘tabled before the public domain nor the state government is taking any action to bring to justice’.

It demanded to book all jawans and officers involved in the killing of the 14 youths under applicable civil court of law and action and to remove AFSPA from the region.

Konyak Union questioned ‘why AFSPA is being enforced in a region where the citizens do not pay any tax to any Naga political groups?’

“The bold efforts and steps taken up by the Konyaks if ignored may let loose which may cradle numerous elements that defies peace existence in the state as well as the Nation,” it read. Meanwhile, Konyak Union also condemned the “barbaric and inhuman action” of the 12 para military force that took place on April 2 at Chasa village, Arunachal Pradesh, where two innocent youths were”mistakenly” shot at on Saturday.

By EMN Updated: Apr 03, 2022 9:47:46 pm