Myanmar army fire mortars in Naga areas

Myanmar army fire mortars in Naga areas
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Dimapur, May 20: The Myanmar army today launched mortars in the nearest forest of Chen Hoyat village from 1 p.m.
Informing this, the Eastern Konyak Union (Myanmar) said that Hoyat, Throilu and Nyanching villagers are in tension by the thundering bombing by Myanmar armed forces.
For the last one week innocent people are in dilemma as they are not able to move out from village due to firing day and night, and now they have started bombing the union said in a press release.
The union said the Myanmar government had promised that there would be a change in the country and it would provide development for educational institutions, medical, electricity, road communication in public area, but it has instead send armed forces to conduct operation in Naga areas.
The union said when they contacted the NSCN (K) to maintain peace, the NSCN (K) responded by saying that from 2012, ceasefire agreement has been there and that they had not fired a single shot at the Myanmar armed forces even though the latter conducted several operations.
The NSCN (K) has claimed that Myanmar army has launched continuous operation in the Naga area in the midst of peace. NSCN (K)’s stand for Naga’s historical and political determination right and preserve the without border Naga right, it said.
From May 16, the Myanmar army has been continuously firing but the NSCN (K) did not fire back but are maintaining peace situation in the public area, the union quoted NSCN (K) sources as having said.
Meanwhile, the union has thanked the NSCN (IM), NNC PB, FNR and NMA for supporting them and expressing concern for Eastern Konyak border area people.
The Eastern Konyak Union (Myanmar) appealed to Myanmar and Indian army to stop firing and bombing in public places without any reason on humanitarian ground. (Page News Service)