Nagaland issue raised in Lok Sabha, demand for adequate compensation and high-level inquiry to the families of the dead

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Members of various parties including National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Congress, DMK, Trinamool Congress, Shiv Sena, JD(U), NCP and BSP raised the issue of killing of at least 14 civilians in the alleged firing by security forces in Nagaland in the Lok Sabha on Monday. picked up

New Delhi. Members of various parties including National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Congress, DMK, Trinamool Congress, Shiv Sena, JD(U), NCP and BSP raised the issue of killing of at least 14 civilians in the alleged firing by security forces in Nagaland in the Lok Sabha on Monday. and demanded a high-level inquiry into the incident, adequate compensation to the families of the deceased and clarification from the Home Minister. Earlier during the Question Hour, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said that this is a very sensitive subject. He said that Home Minister Amit Shah will come to the House and give a detailed statement.

Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha during Zero Hour, National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) MP from Nagaland Tokheho Yepathomi said that the incident which happened near the Nagaland-Assam border was extremely sad in which workers returning from work were killed. He said that information has come that the paramilitary forces had received information that the militants were moving in trucks and after that many workers were killed in the indiscriminate firing by the security forces. Later a clash broke out between the agitated villagers and the security forces and then a few more people were killed in the exchange of fire. Yepathomi said that since the last 25 years political talks are going on to resolve the Naga issue, people are expecting a lot. It is hornbill festival time in the state and Christmas festival is about to come. In such a situation, such a tragic incident is highly condemnable.

The NDPP MP said that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) should be reviewed and the incident should be investigated fairly and the law should be followed. Raising this issue, Gaurav Gogoi of Congress said that the incident which happened in Nagaland on 4-5 December will be remembered as ‘Black Day’. He said that the people of the Northeast want peace, want employment… in such a situation, this incident of killing of people of the country in firing due to lack of intelligence is condemnable. Gogoi said that strict action should be taken regarding the incident and adequate compensation should be given to the next of kin of the deceased. DMK’s TR Baalu ​​said that the incident of civilian casualties in the firing by security forces in Nagaland is highly condemnable. He said that the incident should be properly probed and adequate compensation should be given.

Sudip Bandopadhyay of Trinamool Congress said that this is a serious incident. There are factions like NSCN active in Nagaland, so we should be alert and try to ensure peace there. He said that such death of workers there is condemnable, their families should be given adequate compensation and everyone should remain united. Shiv Sena’s Vinayak Raut said the manner in which 14 civilians were killed in Nagaland is highly condemnable. He said that it should be ensured that it does not recur. Raising this issue, JD(U)’s Rajiv Ranjan Mishra said that the government is trying its best to establish peace in the Northeast, but this type of killing of innocent people by armed forces on the basis of mistaken identity hampers the peace efforts. He said that the Home Minister and the Defense Minister should clarify the position on this subject. NCP’s Supriya Sule also demanded a fair probe into the incident and demanded adequate compensation to the kin of the deceased.

Congress’ Pradyut Bardoloi alleged that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act was being misused in Nagaland. AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi demanded repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. BSP’s Ritesh Panda and AIUDF’s Badruddin Ajmal demanded a high-level inquiry into the Nagaland incident. At least 14 people were killed in alleged firing by security forces in the state’s Mon district, police said in Nagaland. Police said they are investigating the incident to find out if it was a case of mistaken identity. An army personnel was also killed in the violence that followed this incident.

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