JD (U) slams Amit Shah’s statement in Parl

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 8: The Northeast Executive Council (NEC) of Janata Dal (United) has slammed Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his statement on the Oting killings in the Parliament.

A press release issued by the Party on Wednesday stated that Shah’s statement was doctored in the conventional fashion of the Indian army that the officers stands apologetic but always defensive for the excessive actions of the soldiers who could have acted under the guidelines of their superiors.
“Such statement is indeed an insult to an injury. Instead of unconditional apology and regret so as to heal the souls of the deaths and comfort their near and dear ones, the Home Minister had chosen to tow the lines of his subordinate Army hierarchies who intend to still explore escape routes to cover the heinous crimes perpetrated on the innocent civilians by the designated operational force.
“The Home Minister must apologise to the nation for the concocted statement given to the representatives of the nations. The Speaker must also impugn the statement of the Home Minster so that the departed souls can rest in peace. Further, instead of giving mere regrets, the Home Minister must initiate the process for repeal of the draconian Armed Forces Special Forces which is the common appeal of the people of Northeast India”, the statement read.
The Party demanded that the erring soldiers should not be only court-martialed but further tried in civil court. Further, the JDU advised the Commander of 3 Corps to devise policy of making the jawans more people-friendly “instead of the ever-trigger-happy murderers”.
“It is also advised that the office of Commander of 3 Corps should not to shy away from meeting responsible organisations when audience is sought”, it stated.
The party expressed grief at the loss of innocent lives during the Oting massacre and the other victims who were further killed in the aftermath.
(Page News Service)