In solidarity with the Oting incident, the Ao Students’ Conference (AKM) visited Mon District on March 02, 2022, and met with the stakeholders.
The entourage was led by the AKM President where the team met the Oting Village Council and paid homage to the late Brothers, the fallen victims of December 04, 2021, in the hands of Indian Security Forces.
During an interaction with the Oting Village Council members, the AKM announced a resolute statement that the innocent blood soaked in the land is still fresh and affirmed that the AKM will raise its voice until justice is delivered.
Stating that the AKM will always continue to stand with the Konyak brothers and Naga as a whole in every issue, they asserted that “We are being treated like domesticated animals, slaughtering under the pretense of AFSPA. AKM is always vocal against the enforcement of AFSPA and will stand against the removal of AFSPA from our land until the end”.
We urged all Naga people to come forward for a common front to pressure the Government of India to remove AFSPA from our land.
The Oting council also expressed their gratitude to all the organizations, churches, civil societies and NGOs for visiting Oting in the hour of their sorrow in solidarity with them.
“Through this incident, we have realized the Naga and various communities care for us. The act of sharing our sorrow by various communities both here and abroad was overwhelming,” they said.
“The black flags we raise against the killing of innocent people will be pulled down only when justice is delivered,” they reaffirmed their stand.
Later, in a meeting with Konyak Students’ union (KSU), the AKM expressed that the Oting incident reflects the very true inhuman treatment rendered by the Security force to the Naga people.
AKM believed that if India claims to be the largest democracy in the world, then they should remove the draconian Act (AFSPA) from the entire North East which is not relevant in this modern world.
AKM and KSU further appealed to the Naga family to unite as one to fight against atrocity inflicted by the Indian security Force and repeal AFSPA which is against the United Nations- Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
NUNGDOKYANGER AO NEKMI LONGKUMER
President General Secretary