Nagaland civilian deaths: NHRC seeks report from Centre, state within 6 weeks | Latest News India

The report ought to embody the standing of the inquiry being performed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the Nagaland authorities, the human rights physique stated.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued a discover to the Centre and Nagaland authorities over the killing of civilians by armed forces within the northeastern state, in what has been described as a case of ‘mistaken identity’ by the Union authorities and the Army. The human rights physique, in a press release, stated it has taken suo-motu cognisance of the case and sought an in depth report from the respondents within six weeks.

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“NHRC notice to the Centre and Nagaland Government over reported botched up operation against militants by Army Para Commandos resulting in the deaths of civilians,” it stated in a tweet.


The launch said that the Commission has issued notices to the Union defence secretary, Union house secretary and, from the Nagaland authorities’s aspect, the chief secretary and state police chief. “The report is expected to include the status of the inquiry being conducted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT), relief granted to the next of kin of the deceased, status of the medical treatment being provided to the injured and the cases registered against the persons/officers responsible for the incident,” the assertion learn.

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Apprising the Parliament on Monday, Union house minister Amit Shah stated that the staff will submit its report in a month’s time.

(*6*) the NHRC, in the meantime, additional noticed.

A complete of 15 individuals lost their lives within the incident, together with 14 civilians and an Army personnel. Among the civilians, one casualty befell on Sunday, when an offended mob attacked an Assam Rifles camp, forcing troopers to open hearth in self-defence.

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