Union home minister Amit Shah, on Monday, will address both the Houses of the Parliament over the horrific Nagaland massacre issue. 

At least 13 coal miners from Oting village in Nagaland’s Mon district were gunned down by security forces as a counter-insurgency operation went horribly wrong.   

On Sunday, one more civilian was killed in firing by the Assam Rifles when an angry mob stormed into their camp in Mon town and set a part of their camp on fire. 

The official civilian death toll in the Nagaland firing incident and related retaliation stands at 14. 

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Earlier on Sunday, union home minister Amit Shah had expressed anguish at the loss of lives. 

“Anguished over an unfortunate incident in Nagaland’s Oting, Mon. I express my deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives. A high-level SIT constituted by the State govt will thoroughly probe this incident to ensure justice to the bereaved families,” said Amit Shah. 

Meanwhile, the police in Nagaland have named 21 Para Special Forces in its suo moto FIR in connection with the killing of innocent civilians by the force’s commandos at Oting village in the state’s Mon district on Saturday evening.  

The FIR has been lodged at the Tizit police station in Nagaland’s Mon district.  

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“…security forces blankly opened fire at the vehicle without any provocation resulting to the killing of many Oting villagers,” the Nagaland police stated in its FIR accessed by Northeast Now. 

The police in its FIR also stated that “there was no police guide nor security forces made requisition to police station to provide police guide for their operation”. 

“Hence, it is obvious that the intention of the security forces is to murder and injure civilians,” the FIR mentioned. 

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