Hornbill Festival Cancelled by Nagaland Government

Hornbill Festival Cancelled To Mark Respect To Deceased of Oting

As a fallout of the killing of 14 civilians in Mon district, the Nagaland government on Tuesday cancelled the Hornbill Festival 2021 to express solidarity with the kin of the slain people by Indian army on Saturday.

The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting held at 10 am.

On Monday, the state government had cancelled the festival for one day following the civilians’ killings.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, MyGov Nagaland tweeted, ”As a mark of respect to our brothers slain at Oting, Mon and in solidarity with the bereaved families, all festivities at the Hornbill Festival 2021 have been officially cancelled”.

The Festival was supposed to come to an end on December 10.

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