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Fri, 13 Dec 2019

Northeast Today

Son of militant, bride brandish automatic weapons at wedding

Son of militant, bride brandish automatic weapons at wedding
November 12
11:49 2019

NET Bureau

A photograph of a bride and groom brandishing sophisticated assault rifles at their wedding here in Nagaland has gone viral online.
On November 9, Bohoto Kiba, son of Kilo Kilonser of the militant National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Unification (NSCN-U), got married in Dimapur district.

The bride and groom were seen brandishing automatic rifles – M16 and AK 56 – during the wedding reception.

Kiba is a powerful Naga rebel leader, who had courted controversy by threatening journalists in 2012. The militant leader had threatened to shoot members of the press.

“I haven’t seen the picture (bride and groom brandishing rifles) and I am not aware of it,” Nagaland police chief T John Longkumer told sources.

Senior police officials said the bride and groom should be arrested for displaying illegal arms, which is prohibited under the Arms Act 1959.

The NSCN-U was formed by breakaway leaders of the Socialist Council of Nagalim – Isak-Muivah and the Myanmar-based Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang. The NSCN-U faction is also one of the seven Naga groups holding peace talks with the government.

Source: The Assam Tribune

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