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Head G.B of Inavi village accuses NPF govt

Dimapur, February 22 (MExN): The Head G.B of Inavi village has accused the NPF led government of Nagaland on what it described as “constant violation and abuse of human rights” against the villagers of Inavi village. The Head GB also decried the latest act of transgression of “legal sanctity and the laws of the land by the state government”.

A press note issued by Hevuto Swu, Head. G.B Inavi/Hevuto village, stated that the state government had filed a caveat petition in the Supreme Court of India and was therefore well aware of an appeal petition titled Special Leave Petition (Civil) 36424 of 2011, of Inavi village pending before the Supreme Court. However, despite the matter being listed before the Supreme Court, the NPF government had unconstitutionally ordered and used the State Police force to burn down the village on 21st February.

The press statement also accused the state IRB jawans as being uncharacteristic of their disciplinary attitude and true to their reputation acted as unruly renegades pointing out that the IRB jawans did not hesitate to harass and beat up the villagers. As a result, the press note stated that the villagers had to flee for their lives since it was not the first instance where some miscreants, under the protection of the State machinery (IRB & Forest officials), had indiscriminately fired upon the villagers of Inavi village and taken precious lives.

This “constant act of human rights abuse and the transgression of the legal convention against the villagers of Inavi village by the State machinery under the aegis of the NPF government has gone beyond the political agendum and leads to many unanswered questions and theories which however, is best kept unspoken as the matter is sub judiced”, it stated.

The Head G.B further stated that the state government was well aware of the “impleadment” petition filed by the Tenyimia People Organization (TPO) claiming to be the landowner of the entire Intangki forest and therefore praying to be “impleaded” as a necessary party in the aforementioned Special Leave Petition (SLP). Therefore the press note demanded that the State government should answer to the villagers of Inavi village as to why they were being treated as second class citizens. Further, it stated that the State government should clarify as to why it ordered its state machineries to illegally burn down Inavi village and that they should be answerable to the harassment meted out to the villagers in the process.  

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