Meanwhile, the NSCN (I-M) took strong exception to the “irresponsible statement” made by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the Indian Parliament on Oting’s mass killing by the 21st Para Commandos of the Indian Army.
NSCN (I-M) said that Shah’s statement comes at a time when the Nagas were in a state of mourning in solidarity with the Naga brethren belonging to the Konyak community in Mon district.
It said that, in a situation like this, Amit Shah was expected to show political maturity and practical statesmanship in order to cool down the socio-political upheavals.
Ironically, NSCN (I-M) said that Shah had poured fuel to the burning issue by standing behind the Para Commandos under his command “with his fictional sleuth stories supporting the Para Commandos for their heinous act of killings.”
This was like rubbing salt and chili in the wounds of the Nagas, it added.