Org seeks action over civilian’s death

ITANAGAR, Oct 17: The North East Human Rights Organization (NEHRO) has urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to take appropriate action over the recent killing of a civilian, Minliam Namet, in Tirap district, allegedly by Assam Rifles jawans.
Condemning the killing, the NEHRO also sought to draw the government’s attention to the “atrocities being faced by the people of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts due to the imposition of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).”
Stating that there has been “repeated atrocities by defence forces,” the organisation requested the government to take “strong corrective measure, so that such unwarranted incident doesn’t occur in the days to come.”
“The entire TCL region has been declared as disturbed area. The union government is continuously imposing the AFSPA, 1958, (and) the Assam Rifles has been somehow misusing the power in a wrongful manner.
“It is very disturbing to know that the people of the TCL region are treated like mere objects,” the organisation said.
It is learnt that the NHRC has received the NEHRO’s complaint.