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    NMA criticized Naga women for allegedly tieing ‘Rakhis’ on wrists of security forces

    It is a shame and black day to witness our women tying ‘Rakhis’ and felicitating these very armed forces when we are yet to see justice for war crimes and human rights violations committed against our own women, children and men: NMA

    Guwahati: The Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) on Saturday has vehemently criticized Naga women for allegedly tieing ‘Rakhis’ on the wrist of personnel of Assam Rifle at Dimapur and Temenglong during the recent Raksha Bandhan celebrations.

    The Naga Mothers Association is a civil society organisation of Nagaland and the frontal organisation of NSCN (IM) in a statement on Saturday also asked the national secretary of BJP Mahila Morcha Aienla Jamir and president of Dimapur District Mahila Morcha Avi Aomi that women in Tamenlong, instead of carrying out such objectionable programme should join them in raising voice against the central government to repeal Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) and for justice for crimes committed by the Indian armed forces and the Assam Rifles.

    The statement undersigned by the NMA president Abeiu Meru further said, “For us Naga women traumatised by a genocidal history of rape, molestation, killings, village groupings, inhumane army atrocities at the hands of Indian Armed Forces under the impunity of the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), it is a shame and black day to witness our women tying ‘Rakhis’ and felicitating these very armed forces when we are yet to see justice for war crimes and human rights violations committed against our own women, children and men.”

    Further, the group added, “Whether it be a BJP political party initiated activity in Dimapur or students unions obligations to the Assam Rifles in Tamenglong, it is unacceptable and questionable, in continuing violations of human rights as long as Nagas are forced to live under AFSPA in these Naga areas and without justice for the past history of human rights violations.”

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