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Human rights body condemns ‘atrocities’ of Indian Army on civilian in NE

The Northeast human right body, while condemning the recent ‘atrocities’ of the Indian Army on the civilians, urged to refrain from indulging in human rights violations in the Northeast.

Taking a serious note of the brutal killing of a civilian, the North East Human Rights Commission (NEHRC) lodged two complaints against the 19th Sikh Regiment of the Indian Army at Pumao village with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), New Delhi for human rights violation.

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The human rights body claimed that one Jinpo Wangow of Pumao Village in the district was thrashed black and blue by the Indian Army without any vail reason on the intervening night of May 15. “At around 8:30 pm, the victim was on his way from Church when he met a group of soldiers after which they took the victim to their base camp and started beating him black and blue causing severe injuries on his body. Later at around 12:30 am he was allowed to go home from their base camp,” the organization stated in a press release.

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The human rights body further alleged that many such incidents took place in the region. “People in the region have become victims of such brutality without any reason despite several complaints have been lodged,” the release stated.

On contrary to that the Indian Army said the people staged a protest against the Indian Army and resorted to stone pelting at the jawans when the launched an operation after receiving inputs of movement of a cadre of Isac-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM).

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“Troops identified suspicious movement and started moving towards a house which drew two to three bursts of fire on Indian Army party. Civilians were told to disperse and to safeguard lives and property controlled. In all, the insurgents managed to escape, however, in this crossfire it is believed few villagers have got hurt and one villager has expired,” Army stated in a press release. Many soldiers were also reportedly injured due to stone pelting by supporters of NSCN (IM).

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