DIMAPUR, Dec 30 – There have been strong reactions from various Naga organisations in Nagaland over the ongoing killings of Rengma Nagas in Karbi Anglong district since December 27.
The Western Rengma Students Union Nagaland (WRSUN) organised a mass public rally here today to condemn the killings and to demand arrest of those responsible for the killings.
Various Naga organisations including Nagaland Tribes Council, Naga Hoho, Naga Mothers Association, Eastern Naga People’s Organisation, Naga Students Federation, Naga Council, Naga Women Hoho Dimapur, Dimapur Naga Students Union, Youth Association of Nagaland, business community of Dimapur besides the general Naga public attended the rally to show solidarity with the Rengma Nagas of Karbi Anglong. Members of the church of Dimapur also took part in the rally.
On December 28, another public rally was organised here by the Naga Blog to show solidarity with the Rengma Nagas of Karbi Anglong. Meanwhile, the Council of Naga Rengma Hills (Assam)/Naga Rengma Hills Protection Force today warned that they will not tolerate the incident that happened at Khowani Rengma village killing six villagers and burning of houses and granaries.
Two more bodies of Rengma Nagas were found at Rengma-dominated Chogilashongnyu (Sathi) village under the Borpathar police station today taking the death toll of the Rengma Nagas to six. Four Rengma Nagas of Khowani Rengma village were killed by suspected Karbi People’s Liberation Front on December 27.
CNRH/NRHPF alleged that burning of Rengma villages is still continuing despite assurances given by various NGOs and security forces. It further alleged that some Rengma houses near Chokihila police station and Silonijan near Borpathar police station were also burnt down.
Neither security nor relief was provided to the affected Rengmas and instead they were threatened against moving out from their houses in search of their daily needs, the statement stated.