Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress will meet Home Minister Amit Shah in Parliament on Wednesday and submit a memorandum demanding compensation to the families of the victims. Along with this, TMC has also asked the Center to clarify its stand on AFSPA.
The situation remains tense in Nagaland after the firing (File)
Nagaland Firing Case: A Congress delegation will visit the state on Saturday (December 11) to meet the families of those killed in firing by armed forces in Mon district of Nagaland on Saturday last week. TMC has sought time to meet Amit Shah on Wednesday.
This information was shared by Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi. Earlier it was learned that Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi had constituted a four-member team to visit Nagaland and submit a report within a week on civilian casualties. Apart from Gogoi, the team will include senior party leaders Jitendra Singh, Ajay Kumar and Anto Antony.
Center should clear stand on AFSPA: TMC
Meanwhile, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress party will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Parliament on Wednesday to submit a memorandum demanding compensation to the families of the victims. The ruling TMC in Bengal has also asked the Center to clarify its stand on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).
Earlier in the day, the Nagaland cabinet led by Neiphiu Rio decided to seek repeal of the controversial Act, which allows armed forces to operate with impunity.
Rebels mistook mine workers
At the beginning of the incident, six civilians were killed in firing by the army, when army personnel mistook the coal miners returning home in a pickup van on Saturday evening as rebels belonging to the Yung Aung faction of the banned organization NSCN(K). took.
Meanwhile, when these laborers did not reach their homes, the local villagers went out in search of them and surrounded the army vehicles. After this, a soldier died in the conflict between the two and army vehicles were set on fire on behalf of the people.
Soldiers say they opened fire in self-defense, killing 7 other civilians. Police said the violence spread till Sunday afternoon when angry mobs ransacked the offices of the Konyak Union and the Assam Rifles camp in the area, and set parts of the camp on fire.
Such incidents should not be repeated: Amit Shah
At least one more person was killed in the violent clash as security forces opened fire on the attackers. Taking suo motu cognizance, the Nagaland Police has registered an FIR against the 21st Para Special Force of the Army.
The Army has ordered a Court of Inquiry headed by an officer of the rank of Major General in the Nagaland incident. Expressing regret over the Nagaland firing incident, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the investigation by the SIT would be completed within a month and also said that all agencies should ensure that such incidents are not followed while taking action against the insurgents. Events should not be repeated.
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