Nagaland Chief Minister, Nephiu Rio, has called for maintenance of peace in the Northeastern state; after the incident of violence in Mon district. The incident has certainly been an unfortunate one.
“Briefed the media with regard to the meeting chaired by Hon’ble HMOIndia Shri Amit Shah on Dec’ 23, 2021 in New Delhi. Grateful to Amit Shah ji for taking up the matter with utmost seriousness.”, reads a tweet by CM Rio today.
He adds, “The State Govt. appeals to all sections to continue to maintain a peaceful atmosphere.”
The attached press note in the tweet reads, “A committee to look into the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Nagaland will be instituted. It will be Chaired by the Additional Secretary-NE, MHA, and will include the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police of Nagaland. Other Members that will be included in the committee are IGAR (N) and representative of the CRPF.”
Further, The Committee will submit its report within 45 days and withdrawal of Disturbed Area and AFSPA from Nagaland will be based on the recommendations of the committee.
Also, “A Court of Enquiry will initiate disciplinary proceedings against the army unit and army personnel, who are directly involved in the Oting incident and action will be taken immediately on the basis of fair enquiry. The identified persons who will face the enquiry will be placed under suspension with immediate effect.”
Moreover, the State Government will provide government jobs to the next of kin of the deceased. To initiate this process, the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police of Mon district, will carry out necessary procedures in consultation with the concerned village councils and government jobs will bes given on compassionate grounds on the basis of eligibility. The Nagaland delegation impressed upon the UHM to replace the Assam Rifles unit in Mon with immediate effect.