Kohima: The Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO) announced its decision to extend non-cooperation to the Indian security forces till its demands are met, and justice delivered to the families of 14 civilians killed on December 4-5.

The ENPO, through a release, said that following the “gruesome murder of innocent public” in Mon district, a crucial joint consultative meeting of all Eastern Nagaland civil societies on the call of ENPO was held at Longleng Town on December 14.

They said the security forces involved in the gruesome killings should be booked under the relevant laws and brought under the Civil Court for trial.

The ENPO demanded the Union Home Minister withdraw the statement he made in the Indian Parliament, where he stated the security forces fired in self-defence.

It added that the Government of India should revoke the draconian law, Arm Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958, from the entire North Eastern States.

Explaining further, the ENPO said that non-cooperation would be in the form of abstaining from national celebrations or such activities; non-participation in Army civic programmes; not attending official invitations, and not allowing recruitment drives within the Eastern Nagaland area.

The ENPO, through its media cell, also informed that a public rally would take place at all tribal headquarters on December 16.

The apex body of the Eastern Nagaland tribes also announced its decision to write to the State government to immediately set up the Nagaland State Human Rights Commission (NSHRC).

Further, it resolved to declare December 4-5 as a “Black Day” in the entire ENPO jurisdiction.

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