The NSF also said that all the pending cases related to the excesses committed by the Indian armed forces should be resolved without further delay.
By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent
On the eve of the Tiru-Oting massacre on December 4, 2021, the Naga Student’s Federation (NSF) on Saturday paid homage to the departed souls whose lives were “brutally” killed by the para-military forces of Indian government at Tiru-Oting village area under Mon district.
NSF presisent Kegwayhun Tep and secretary social and culture Benjong Longchar, while vehemently condemning the cowardly act of the Indian armed forces, shielded by the AFSPA regime which have been causing “terror” in the hearts and minds of the Naga people for the past several years, demanded to the government of India that justice is delivered to the victims and family members of the gruesome Oting incident. The NSF also said that all the pending cases related to the excesses committed by the Indian armed forces should be resolved without further ado.
Stating that the NSF sees no rationale as to why the “Naga homeland” within India is tagged as “disturbed areas” and the repressive AFSPA is thrust upon its people when the “Indo-Naga” political dialogue has been held at the Prime Minister’s level and at its “crucial stage, the two NSF officials said that it was only because of AFSPA that the Indian armed forces continue to operate with impunity in complete disregard of all humane values and virtues.
The NSF demanded that this “draconian law” is repealed once and for all and that human rights are restored in the Naga homeland.
Further, the NSF during its 4th federal assembly held on December 2 at Boro Henam village, Dima Hasao, Haflong, Assam, have reaffirmed its earlier resolution to extend “non-cooperation” towards the Indian armed forces until AFSPA is repealed.
Meanwhile, the NSF has also appealed to all its federating units to symbolically observe December 4 in remembrance of the Oting massacre at their respective “Oking” .