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Nagaland Killings: All You Need To Know

Dec 6, 2021
Tension escalated in Nagaland on Sunday after Armed forces personnel allegedly killed 13 civilians in Tiru village of Mon district.
Security Forces Misunderstood
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.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio Appealed
After this, the situation is tense in the district following which the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has appealed to the people to maintain peace and to repeal AFSPA.
What does the AFSPA mean?
AFSPA gives armed forces the power to maintain public order in “disturbed areas”.
They have the authority to prohibit a gathering of five or more persons in an area, can use force or even open fire after giving due warning if they feel a person is in contravention of the law.
If reasonable suspicion exists, the army can also arrest a person without a warrant; enter or search a premises without a warrant; and ban the possession of firearms.
Locals Protested
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.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio Promised SIT Investigation
In this case, a high level SIT will investigate and provide justice as per law. Appeal for peace from all sections.
Centre Regrets The Unfortunate Incident: Amit Shah
The Government of India sincerely regrets this unfortunate incident in Nagaland and expresses its deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives, said Amit Shah in Parliament on Monday.
Eight Tribes Decide To Withdraw From Hornbill Festival
In a bid to protest against the incident which occurred on Sunday in Nagaland's Mon district, at least eight tribes in the state have decided to withdraw from the annual Hornbill Festival
NSF Announces 6 Hour Bandh
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.
Army Statement
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.
Nagaland Death Toll
As per the locals, the death toll in firing by security forces on civilians in Mon district mounted to 17, even as police maintained that 14 people were killed.