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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Manoj Jha on Monday has given a suspension of business notice under Rule-267 to the Rajya Sabha Chairman, requesting for discussion into the “current situation in Nagaland”.
“I write this to request you to kindly allow a discussion on the current situation in Nagaland by invoking Rule-267 and suspending other businesses listed for the day. As you are aware that fifteen innocent civilians have been killed in Mon (Nagaland) and the people are in a state of fear and insecurity.” – wrote Jha to Rajya Sabha Chairman.
“It is in this context that I place my request before you under Rule-267.” – the letter further reads.
On Saturday last, at least 13 civilians identified as coal-miners were gunned down by security forces in Mon district of Nagaland. Referring the killings as”unfortunate”, the Indian Army confirmed the incident.
“The incident and its aftermath is deeply regretted. The cause of the unfortunate loss of lives is being investigated at the highest level and appropriate action will be taken as per the course of law,” the Indian Army in its statement said.
According to police reports, the incident took place between Oting and Tiru villages when some daily-wage labourers were returning home in a pick-up van from a coal mine in the evening on December 4.
Responding to the killings, Assam Rifles on Sunday deeply regretted the horrific incident of incessant firing at Oting Village in Mon district of Nagaland on Saturday, that led to the death of 13 innocent civilians.