A civil society group in Nagaland – Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organization – has urged people not to participate in Republic Day celebrations in the state’s eastern belt as a sign of protest against the failed operation by the security forces that 14 civilians died. . ENRD is the main civil society organization of the six eastern Nagaland districts – Mon, Kiphire, Tuensang, Phek, Noklak and Longleng.
The civil society group recalled in a letter on Friday the resolution passed in Longleng on December 14 last year during the joint consultation meeting of all civil society organizations in East Nagaland in Longleng on the shooting incident.
According to sources, the state government has not dispatched a minister or MLA to a Republic Day event in the Mon district where the shooting took place.
It was decided that the public of East Nagaland will “extend non-cooperation with the security forces” until justice is delivered to the families of the victims in particular and the people of Nagas in general against the horrific killings of innocent civilians in the area. Mon Nagaland district by the security forces on December 4 and 5, 2021. The non-cooperation will take the form of “abstaining from national celebrations or similar activities”.
On the other hand, the government of Nagaland on Friday approved the appointment of the victims’ relatives to the vacant posts in the state offices and departments.
The order of Abhijit Sinha, Nagaland’s Home Affairs Commissioner, states that the state government has approved the appointment of the relatives of 12 victims.
The violent shooting incidents in Mon district on December 4 and 5 last year killed 14 civilians and one security personnel.
They will be appointed to rank IV posts in various offices of the state government departments in Mon district.