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Nagaland Firing

Nagaland Civilian Killings: Accounts From 'Ground Zero' Piece Together How It Happened

Dec 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

A report released by the Eastern Naga Students' Federation has tried to dispel misinformation and fake news about the firing by security forces that led to the death of 13 civilians from Oting, Nagaland.

CM Neiphiu Rio Reveals Centre May Withdraw AFSPA From Nagaland

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Fourteen civilians were killed by security forces in firing incidents in Mon district earlier this month, triggering demands in Nagaland to withdraw AFSPA from the northeastern state.

Committee To Look Into Withdrawal Of Controversial AFSPA From Nagaland

The Nagaland government has said that a committee will be formed to look into the withdrawal of the controversial Armed Force Special (Special Powers) Act.

A Night At Cemetery: In Nagaland's Oting, Villagers Sang Christmas Songs To The Dead

Dec 25, 2021 Chinki Sinha

Six coal miners were shot dead by security forces in an ambush in Nagaland's Oting on December 4 as they returned from Tiru where they worked. Seven more people were killed and many more got injured in the second round of firing that night.

Nagaland Civilian Killings: How Many Stories Do You Read On My Face

The protests that have been rocking the Blue Mountains of Nagaland since the December 4 massacre, don't even appear as a dreamscape in the horizon of the putative Indian

16 December, 2021

Naga Students' Federation To Hold Rally For Repeal Of AFSPA Tomorrow


AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) has been again in focus after Mon incident, following which the chorus has grown for its repeal in the Northeast India.

15 December, 2021

'Welcome Home Our Beloved Brothers’:Oting Mourns After Nagaland Civilian Killings

Chinki Sinha

In Nagaland's Oting, the graves of the 13 men who were killed on December 4, bear the stories of their lives.

13 December, 2021

Nagaland Incident: ‘Time For Centre And States To Review AFSPA In Northeast’, Says Irom Sharmila


Nagaland firing incident resulted into the killing of 14 civilians and a soldier. The botched anti-insurgency operation and retaliatory violence on December 4 and the following day in Nagaland's Mon district created massive uproar on AFSPA.

10 December, 2021

Mon Killing Clear Abuse Of AFSPA : Rio

Outlook Web Desk

Expressing his condolences to the Konyak community, to which the civilians belonged, the chief minister appealed them to maintain peace.

09 December, 2021

Life And Death Under AFSPA: A Poet's Grief Of Losing Her Brother

Dr. Buno Iralu

An associate professor from Kohima, Dr. Buno Iralu, shares with us the grief of losing her brother who was killed in 1998 owing to the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA),1958.

09 December, 2021

And The Madman Laughs: A First Hand Account Of Recent Atrocity In Nagaland

H Kemya Yanlem

In light of the recent civilian killings in Nagaland's Mon district, H Kemya Yanlem, a student from Nagaland, shares with us how the never-ending cycle of violence exacts a mental toll through her poem ‘And The Madman Laughs’.


09 December, 2021

Verses From Mon | A Poet's Ode To The Victims Of Nagaland Firing

Benny Yanthan

Beni Sumer Yanthan (Yanbeni ) is a poet and folklorist from Nagaland belonging to the Lotha-Naga and War-Jaintia tribe of Meghalaya. Her poetries illustrate deep anguish of AFSPA victims.

07 December, 2021

Indian Army Appoints Officer Of Major General Rank To Head Its Court Of Inquiry In Nagaland Firing Incident

Outlook Web Desk

Fourteen civilians were killed in related incidents of firing in the restive state of Nagaland on Saturday and Sunday.

07 December, 2021

AFSPA Factsheet: The Act And Its Extension In India

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With the AFSPA now back under scrutiny, we take a look at where it is still in effect and where has it been repealed

07 December, 2021

Nagaland Ambush: Major General Rank Officer To Head Indian Army's Court Of Enquiry


According to sources, the inquiry headed by a Major General rank officer of Indian Army will primarily focus on the 'intelligence' and the 'circumstances' on which the operation of the 21 Para Special Forces was based on.

06 December, 2021

Nagaland Firing : Amit Shah Expresses Regret, Promises SIT Probe Within A Month


In a statement in Lok Sabha, Amit Shah said the government is keeping a close watch on the evolving situation that stemmed from an unfortunate incident where security forces killed 14 civilians and injured 11 more in Nagaland's Mon district.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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