The 87-year-old NSCN-IM leader, at the helm of peace talks with the Indian government for a solution to the longstanding Naga political problem, is currently admitted at the the Referral Hospital in Dimapur
The wild cats have been sighted at arguably one of the highest reported altitudes in the world till date.
The House resolution came days after an uproar in the state following the death of 14 civilians, 6 of whom were killed in a botched-up Army operation in Mon district on December 4.
This comes at a time when there has been an uproar in the state following the death of 13 civilians, 6 of whom were killed in a botched-up operation in Mon district on December 4 by the Indian Army.
The Konyak CSOs represent the Konyak Naga tribe that resides in Nagaland’s Mon district, where six civilians were killed in a security ambush on December 4, and eight more in the violence triggered in its aftermath.
The move comes after representatives of the Nagaland government held a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Thursday. The panel will submit its report in 45 days.
🔴 Across Nagaland, in the aftermath of the Oting incident that claimed 14 civilian lives in all, there has been an outpouring of grief through the written word.
🔴 Massive protest rallies have been held in state capital Kohima, with the state Cabinet also recommended the law's repeal.
The organisers of the rally handed over a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The mass agitation was in response to a call by the influential Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation (ENPO), which represents the five eastern districts of Tuensang, Mon, Longleng and Kiphire and Noklak.
The statement said “non-cooperation” would mean that the residents would abstain from any “national celebrations”, such as Independence Day, Republic Day, not participate in Army civic programmes, not attend any of official Army invitations.
Villages councils, students, societies must 'immediately denounce any forms of assured packages' from the ARMED forces, a statement from the Konyak Union said
🔴 In the statement, the Council said that on December 5 when the locals were occupied with funeral arrangements, an envelope of Rs 18.30 lakh was given by state minister P Paiwang Konyak and the district's deputy commissioner to the Council.
At least 14 civilians and a soldier were killed in a botched anti-insurgency operation and retaliatory violence over December 4-5 in the district.
While the landowners are slightly better off, all of Oting village's 192-odd families are connected to the mines in some way.
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Expressing anguish over the “atrocities” committed by the security forces in Oting, the Naga Hoho said in its memorandum, “This is not an isolated incident and Naga people have been repeatedly humiliated and insulted without recognizing our rights to life.”
The annual Hornbill Festival, an annual 10-day tourism extravaganza held at Naga Heritage Village in Kisama near Kohima, was scheduled to end on December 10.
🔴 Violence broke out between the villagers and security forces when they discovered the bodies covered with tarpaulin sheets. Angry people then set on fire three vehicles of the security forces, the report said.
On Saturday, there was sound of gunfire, too — but that was different; continuous, and as one villager puts it, “ominous”.
In the clash that ensued between forces and villagers after the ambush, seven more villagers died, including 38-year-old Hokup, whose wedding the entire village, including the twins, had attended.
The commission has also observed that it is "incumbent upon the security forces ensuring proper precaution with a humane approach even if it involved the militants".
The FIR stated that at the time of the incident, there was no police guide and neither did security forces “make requisition to police station to provide police guide for their operation..."
This comes on a day when Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, too, called for the repeal of the Act.
Officials in the security establishment said the incident was the result of an Army operation in which the victims may have been mistaken for insurgents from the Yung Aung faction of the banned National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang).