DIMAPUR, MAY 1: Following the declaration by Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) that it was withdrawing its non-cooperation to Indian military forces, the Konyak Union (KU) on Sunday stated that withdrawal of non-cooperation does not mean withdrawal of demand for justice.
The KU, which is a member of ENPO, issued a press release on Sunday stating that partial repeal of AFSPA in Nagaland was not justice as demanded by Konyak civil society organisations and “if there is delay in delivering justice as demanded while placing trust upon the concerned authority, the Konyak civil society spearheaded by Konyak Union would break the trust and confidence and shall opt to resume the non-cooperation movement towards the Indian military forces”.
According to the Union, its demand for justice has not been compromised “and the Konyak CSOs will steadfastly adhere to its decision to pursue until the justice is met”.
Its demands include: to identify all military forces/personnel of the 21 Para troopers involved in the killing of 14 innocent civilians and book and punish under applicable civil court; action taken must be put in public domain; and complete removal of AFSPA from all the Northeastern States of India.
The “comprehensive notion of withdrawal of non-cooperation is to restrain any development of adverse circumstances in law and order situation in the region”, it added.
The Union questioned the Government as to why the action has not been initiated since the Special Investigation Team (SIT) had submitted its report.
(Page News Service)