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Naga Hoho officials visit Oting village

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By EMN Updated: Dec 08, 2021 11:40 pm
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Naga Hoho delegation with the Oting villagers during its visit to the village on December 7.

Dimapur, Dec. 8 (EMN): To extend solidarity and support to the victims of 21 Para Commandos as well as gather first-hand information, a Naga Hoho delegation led by its president, HK Zhimomi, paid a visit to Oting village in Mon district on December 7.

Eye witnesses of the incident apprised the Naga Hoho delegation that the genocide was not a case of ‘mistaken identity’ as claimed but rather intentional for the reasons best known to the Indian security forces and their political masters, stated an update from the Naga Hoho. Witnesses also told the delegation that the villagers had no connection with either the Naga national political groups or the Indian security forces.

Witnesses said that the security forces laid ambush and indiscriminately fired upon the civilians despite the victims shouted that they were innocent public. It stated that the victims were returning to their village after performing their daily wages. Witnesses also told the delegation that the security forces, knowing fully, fired upon and killed all the six labourers on the spot on December 4.

“On hearing the gun shots, the villagers rushed to the spot to get to know what had happened. Whereas, the security forces tried to hide those dead bodies in their vehicle by wrapping the dead bodies by the uniforms of jawans to bluff the people that the slain persons were Naga national political groups. But when the angry villagers, after identifying their men and started charging the jawans, once again started indiscriminate firing at the public and thereby killed another seven persons on the spot and injured many more,” the report stated quoting witnesses. Meanwhile, the villagers have condemned the distorted statement of the union Home minister in the parliament, who claimed it to be a case of ‘mistaken identity and also of self-defence.’ The public, therefore, demanded a public apology from the Union Home minister or take full responsibility for killing innocent public without any rhymes or reasons. 

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By EMN Updated: Dec 08, 2021 11:40:11 pm