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Nagaland Killings: Naga Students' Federation Announces 6 Hour Bandh

Calling for five-day state-wide mourning from Monday, the student body also urged people to skip from taking part in the Hornbill festival.

Nagaland Killings: Naga Students Federation Announces 6 Hour Bandh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Dec 2021 5:33 AM GMT

Kohima: Condemning the killings of innocent villagers of Oting in Nagaland's Mon district, the Naga Students' Federation (NSF) has called for a six-hour shutdown in the state.

The bandh started from 6 am and will continue till 12 pm on Monday.

In an official statement issued by NSF alleged that centre is suppressing the movement of people here with such acts.

''Such incident of innocent killing was not unprecedented and that the Centre was taking military means to suppress legitimate people's movements even after realizing that they will be successful,'' NSF added.

Calling for five-day state-wide mourning from Monday, the student body also urged people to skip from taking part in the Hornbill festival.

Meanwhile, according to reports, the Nagaland police has registered an FIR against Army's Para Special Forces and alleged that they "blankly opened fire" killing several villagers.

Notably, Abhijit Sinha, Home Commissioner of Nagaland had suspended internet and SMS services on Sunday, in a bid to control the law and order situation.

Tension escalated in Nagaland on Sunday after Armed forces personnel allegedly killed 13 civilians in Tiru village of Mon district.

As per reports, the security forces are believed to have mistaken the victims as members of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) and ambushed them.

After this, the situation is tense in the district following which the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has appealed to the people to maintain peace.

Reportedly, after the incident, local people came out of the houses and started protesting claiming that those who are killed in the incident were innocent. According to locals, they were on their way back home from a nearby coal mine.

Reacting on the incident, the army in a statement said, "Based on credible intelligence of likely movement of insurgents, a specific operation was planned to be conducted in the area of Tiru, Mon District, Nagaland. The incident and its aftermath are deeply regretted".

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