Ering writes to PM on army atrocity in Longding

NEW DELHI, Nov 21: Member of Parliament Ninong Ering has brought the recent incident of army atrocity in Longding district to the notice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to act against those erring army personnel to restore normalcy in the area.
Ering apprised the Prime Minister that 23 people, including a priest of Longkhjon village of Longding district were beaten up by the army personnel on 18 November for the reason, which they were completely ignorant about.
“The army raided the village and tortured the innocent villagers. They did not even spare the women,” Ering said, and termed the incident as gross violation of human rights.
Prior to the operation, neither did the army inform the district administration nor did they take any civil police with them during the raid, he said.
Further narrating whole incident, Ering wrote, “The villagers were asked at gun point to carry a body of a militant to Ronghua village by the militants on 14 November. The innocent villagers had to carry the body fearing for their lives. But, they had no connection with underground militant group.”
“The people are trapped between the devil and deep sea,” Ering said regarding the villagers who are caught between the Indian Army and various factions of NSCN.
The parliamentarian from the state, who has always been demanding for revocation of AFSPA from the state said that even though the Government of India and the NSCN(IM) and others organizations are under cease fire, they are still active in Tirap, Changlang and Longding.