Naga Hoho has demanded that Union home minister Amit Shah must immediately tender public apology for the misleading statement in Parliament.
In a press note, NH also insisted that government of India must immediately revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the Northeast and Naga areas in particular, besides removing “Disturb Area” tag from Nagaland that was causing more harm than good to citizen.
NH said it took strong exception to the “distorted statement” of Shah in Parliament.
While the incident was evidently intentional, the hoho alleged that the home minister tried to cover up the incident by terming it as a case of “mistaken identity” and the forces acted in “self-defence”, which it said was not at all acceptable.
“We strongly believe that the ambush has been masterminded by the political masters of 21 para commandos,” NH said.
It further emphasised that the Indo-Naga peace process must conclude at the earliest, in view of the commitment made to the people to avoid misuse of AFSPA by Indian armed forces in future.