Mob lynching: Zeliangrong bodies decry govt’s inaction

Correspondent IMPHAL, Nov 6 | Publish Date: 11/6/2018 11:27:42 AM IST

Zeliangrong civil organizations (ZCO) Tuesday decried inaction of the Assam government and Centre to book culprits of a recent mob lynching incident in which two persons belonging to Zeliangrong community were killed.

Two persons Chungniang @ Lucky Pamai from Jalukie of Nagaland’s Peren district and Chaginchung Kamei from Ramgaizang village of Assam’s Cachar district were lynched by a mob at Hari Nagar Bengali village in Assam’s Lakhipur on November 3 last.
So far the Assam government and Centre, unlike in the past other related mob killing incident, failed to take up any positive step to arrest the culprits who were involved in the mob lynching incident, a statement of media and publicity cell of ZCO issued on Tuesday alleged.
“This is a clear indication of irresponsible act of the government of Assam and Government of India and also amounts to encourage the mob to commit murder,” the statement added. 
It asserted that the value of human lives does not differ from tribe, community, religion, race or region. Therefore the Assam government and Centre should not remain as a silent spectator regarding the killing of two civilians who belongs to Zeliangrong community, it demanded. 
Delaying in taking up strong action against the culprits will be construed as “giving free hand and license to those security personnel and mob mongers by Assam government and Centre to commit civilians killing as well as testament of the intention of the state government and Centre in denying justice when it was related to tribal people,” it stated.  
ZCO alleged that security personnel, who rushed to the spot instead of rescuing, joined the crowd in beating and kicking and even trying to strangulate the two helpless civilians without knowing the true identity of the victims.
It was nothing but encouraging the mob to commit the murder, stated ZCO.
ZCO stated that the barbaric and inhuman torture and killing of two civilians by mob, mostly illegal immigrants with the participation of the security forces was strongly condemnable. 
Reiterating that no action has been initiated to deliver justice to the families of the victims, the Zeliangrong civil organizations demanded India government to immediately institute a judicial enquiry into incident how the security personnel were involved and participated with the mob in killing the two civilians. 
The ZCO will continue to pursue and take up different forms of democratic and legally valid steps till justice is done, the statement added while extending its deepest condolence to the family members of the two deceased.

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