Nagaland firing victim’s family refuses compensation; demand justice
Guwahati: The families of the 14 people killed in shooting by security forces in Nagaland’s Mon district has refused any government compensation until the persons involved are ‘brought to justice’.
This decision was taken today by the family members and residents of the Oting village in Mon district. Out of the 14 people who died, 12 were residents of this village.
The Oting village council in a statement said that the families were provided with Rs 18.30 lakh as a token of love and gift by state minister P Paiwang Konyak and the district deputy commissioner.
Later, when they learnt that it was an installment of the ex-gratia from the Nagaland government for the families of those killed and injured they refused the assistance.
“The Oting Village Council and victim families will not receive it until and unless the culprit of 21st Para Commandos of the Indian Armed Force are brought to justice before the Civil code of law and repeal of Armed Force Special Power Act (AFSPA) from the entire North Eastern region,” the statement read.
The Nagaland government has approved payment of ₹ 5 lakh each as compensation to the families of the 14 people killed in the firing by special forces. Those injured have been sanctioned ₹ 50,000 each.
Earlier, at least 14 civilians and a soldier were killed in a botched anti-insurgency operation and retaliatory violence over December 4-5 in the district.