Various Naga groups have announced the decision to abstain from the celebrations of Republic Day.
Naga groups and organizations from Nagaland and Manipur along with deciding to abstain from Republic Day celebrations also urged people to do the same.
Naga groups demands justice for the lost civilians
The following decision has been taken to protest the killing of 14 civilians by the security forces in December and delay in the Naga peace process.
Various groups are also strongly opposing the Armed Forces Act, 1958 and demanding repeal of the ‘draconian law’.
The organization namely: Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation, All Naga Students’ Association and United Naga Council.
Naga organizations such as ENPO, ANSA, UNC and various others in Nagaland and Manipur in separate statements strongly criticized the Centre.
They were criticized for not giving justice to the killings of 14 innocent civilians by the security forces in Mon district.
Reportedly, it has been resolved that the public of eastern Nagaland shall extend non-co-operation to the Indian security forces until justice is delivered.
Further as per information, the ANSA directive, signed by the organization’s general secretary AC Thotso said, “No student and school should participate in the ensuing Republic Day celebration on January 26.”