Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

[t4b-ticker]
Home » India » Nagaland Mon Killings: Fresh Violence Erupts As Mob attacks assam Rifles camp; 1 Killed, 2 injured

India

Nagaland Mon Killings: Fresh Violence Erupts As Mob attacks assam Rifles camp; 1 Killed, 2 injured

Videos of the vandalism went viral on social media even as the authorities imposed a ban on internet services in the district. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC were also imposed in Mon where the situation is volatile, officials said.

11 Civilians Gunned Down By Security Forces In Nagaland; Army Orders Court Of Inquiry
Image used for Representation.. (Image: PTI)

Kohima: One person was killed and two others injured in firing by security forces in Mon district of Nagaland on Sunday afternoon as an angry mob attacked an Assam Rifles camp and the office of the Konyak Union, police sources said.

The mob went on a rampage, vandalising the Assam Rifles camp in Mon town, provoking the firing, they said.

The mob was demanding immediate action against the security personnel involved in the killing of the 13 people on Saturday evening, they said.

At least one person was killed and two people were injured in the firing, they added.

Videos of the vandalism went viral on social media even as the authorities imposed a ban on internet services in the district.

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC were also imposed in Mon where the situation is volatile, officials said.

The orders, which came into effect immediately, banned the gathering of five or more persons and all non-essential vehicular movement, as per a notification issued by Deputy Commissioner Thavaseelan K.

ALSO READ: Nagaland Killings Bring Focus Back On AFSPA, Elusive Peace

Director-General of Police T John Longkumar and top state government officials are currently at the spot to take stock of the situation, officials in Kohima said. So far, 14 civilians have lost their lives and 11 others injured in three incidents of firing by the security forces in Mon district, police said.

Six civilians were killed in the first incident of firing on Saturday evening when Army personnel mistook coal mine workers to be insurgents, while seven people were gunned down as angry locals attacked the security forces in retaliation.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

One soldier also died in the rioting that broke out after the first incident of firing, they said.

Candlelight services were held in churches across the Christian-majority state in condemnation of the killings. Moreover, the incident cast a shadow on the signature Hornbill Festival of the state that was being attended by diplomats from several nations, including the US, Australia and Germany.

At least 11 apex tribal bodies of the 17 major tribes backed off from the festival in solidarity with those killed.

Read Full Article

Spotlight

India

In at least four seats in Goa, including the prestigious Panaji constituency, BJP has witnessed dissent from former party members.

Videos

According to the designer, the blue pantsuit with black polka dots will make Minnie Mouse "A symbol of progress".

India

EVERY year as February nears, there’s much chatter about the Union Budget on every platform. If you’re a millennial, there’s a high chance that...

World

Two years on, eight countries have managed to stay away from the pandemic, reporting zero cases, and have remained largely untouched by the virus.

Karnataka

The pothole-ridden roads have become a nightmare for its residents in Bengaluru.

You May Also Like

India

Several students' organisations, including the All India Students Association (AISA), called for the state-wide bandh on Friday to protest against the alleged irregularities in...

Karnataka

The cause of death will be determined after the postmortem results.

India

Jats are a deciding factor in almost all the seats in western Uttar Pradesh, a region where the RLD enjoys influence among the community.

India

BrahMos missile deal is also India’s first major weapon sale.

Advertisement