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Candlelight vigil held to remember Oting victims

Candlelight vigil

DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 4: Remembering the lives lost at the hands of the Indian Armed Forces exactly a year ago during a botched military operation at Mon’s Oting and in the consequent violence, the Konyak Union Dimapur on Sunday organised a candlelight vigil at Konyak Community Centre, Purana Bazaar, Dimapur.
The vigil was a part of marking the “Black Day” that the ENPO has decided to observe in remembrance of the innocent victims of December 4 and 5, 2021, and more than a hundred people, representing various organisations, participated in the vigil individually.
Representing Dimapur Eastern Nagaland Students’ Union, Auchingsonla Chang stated on the occasion that no statement, however true it might be, can ever justify the killing of innocent people and that justice hasn’t still been delivered.
She said that while the investigation was completed and 30 personnel had been charge-sheeted, their prosecution sanctions were grounded by the Supreme Court on the petition filed by the wife of the charge-sheeted Major.
“If only the Supreme Court would also listen to the plea of thousands of Nagas, as they have listened to the plea of a single person”, she said adding that their demand to remove AFSPA will not end.
President of KUD, Mosa, speaking on the occasion, said that it is important for the people to remain together in happiness and sadness and that they neither expected nor expect in future such inhumane acts.
He mentioned that ENPO will continue to observe the “Black Day”‘ for all the years to come. A representative of Eastern Nagaland People’s Union, Dimapur, stated on the occasion that they continue to grieve their death and the seven tribes are with them.
(Page News Service)