Nagaland

NH & NMA condemns

Dimapur, July 17: The Naga Hoho and the Naga Mothers’ Association have condemned the 6 Assam Rifles for killing six Naga army belonging to the NSCN/GPRN on July 11 at Nginu village, Arunachal Pradesh while they were sleeping in a hut.
“This act is a blot on the sincerity and accountability of India to peace and demonstrates how it has not understood and recognized the political basis of the peace talks with the Naga groups. The existence of Ceasefire in the Naga areas has lost its relevance if the Indian Armies continues to perpetuate violence and killings. The Government of India must come out with clarity pertaining to the coverage of Ceasefire without further procrastination,” said the NH and NMA in a joint press note.
The NH & NMA also appreciated the Government of Nagaland, the Home Minister in particular, for clearance of movement permit for their last journey home and for facilitating the return of the dead bodies to be buried in our land as per our request. It also thanked the Government of Manipur for the same.
The NH & NMA also thanked the chairman of the Ceasefire Monitoring Group (CFMG) for his cooperation, guidance, and assistance; officials in Longding District administration and police of Arunachal Pradesh for their assistance, and the many individuals and organizations who filled up the gaps to ensure that the dead bodies return home.
The NH & NMA also appealed to all warring groups to exhibit the utmost care and respect even to enemies on humanitarian ground and to uphold the laws as enshrined in the Geneva Conventions of 1949 pertaining to treatment of dead bodies.
“These five days of solidarity and support is a testimony that the Nagas even in our brokenness remain steadfast to our collective history and future. May we continue to repair broken relationships and walk towards healing and a common destiny,” it said.
The NH & NMA further expressed deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and prayed that their souls rest in peace. (Page News Service)

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