Anger is being seen in Nagaland after 14 civilians were killed in army firing. Not only this, the demand for the withdrawal of the AFSPA Act, which gives additional powers to the security forces, has also intensified once again. On one hand, Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio has demanded the removal of AFSPA, while the neighboring state of Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma has also supported it. Sangma on Monday said that the AFSPA Act should be withdrawn from the Northeast. In a village in Nagaland, soldiers mistakenly opened fire, mistaking civilians as belonging to the insurgent organization. In this incident on Saturday, 14 civilians were killed and anger is being seen about it.
On Monday, the CM of Nagaland paid tribute to the civilians killed. Thousands of people were present during this. Not only this, there is sorrow and anger in the whole of Nagaland due to this incident. From small hotels to all other establishments, people have put up posters, in which the killing of civilians has been described as terrorism. Apart from this, a 12-hour bandh has also been called by various organizations in Nagaland. The bandh has received widespread support and the streets of Nagaland are in silence. Markets are closed and vehicles are also seen running less. Apart from this, posters are seen everywhere in opposition to AFSPA.
In this case, the police have registered an FIR and the soldiers have been accused of deliberately firing bullets in it. Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio has ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident. Neiphiu Rio said that we have asked the Ministry of Home Affairs to investigate this incident. Not only this, he said that this law is like a stain on the image of India. Apart from this, a compensation of Rs 5 lakh has been announced to the next of kin of the deceased. It has also been decided by the Central Government to give a relief amount of Rs 11 lakh to every family.
Home Minister Amit Shah has also given a statement in Parliament on the issue of firing in Nagaland. But in Nagaland, this incident has once again strengthened the efforts of the insurgents to mislead the people. In many areas of the state, such posters have also been seen, which read, ‘Leave the Nagas alone to live in peace. Apart from this, many posters have been seen in which there has been a demand for immediate withdrawal of the AFSPA Act.