Kohima: The Konyak community, including Konyak Union (KU), Konyak Nyupuh Sheko Khong (KNSK) and the Konyak Students Union (KSU) have completed their seven days mourning for the victims of the Opting killings, which concluded yesterday and issued a list of directives for all concerned Konyak persons to adhere to.
According to the declaration made by Konyak organisations on December 7 in Mon town, the organisations said they would not withdraw their non-cooperation move served against the Indian military forces until its charter of demand is fulfilled.
Instead, the Konyak Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) issued “strict non-cooperation regulation” for strict adherence by all within its customary dominion. The Declaration said that total restriction on Indian military forces convoy and patrolling within Konyak soil shall continue until justice is delivered to those 14 innocent Konyak youths.
The organizations restricted any recruitment rally within Mon District and directed Konyak youths not to participate in any recruitment rally. The Konyak CSOs also called for cutting off all forms of public relations with Indian military forces and directed that no Konyak villages councils or students or any society should accept any form of developmental packages from the Indian military forces and must immediately denounce any form of assured packages or soups from them.
They informed that the agitation would continue in various forms, with the first phase to begin on December 16 in the form of a public rally all over Mon district. The Konyak CSOs also stated that as a sign of resentment, black flags would be put up on every vehicle and black badges would be worn by all. The Konyak CSOs further urged its citizens to refrain or abstain from any form of merry-making activities such as night bazaars, open picnics and other entertainment activities within the Mon district.
However, pre-scheduled programmes such as weddings, church events, may be exempted.
The Konyak CSOs also made another demand was to activate the Tiru Police Station within five days, as the tragic incident which unfolded at Tiru valley is due to the non-functioning of the proposed Police Station, which could have been avoided. The Konyak CSOs also directed the Oting Village Council to “denounce” the “Commendable Certificate” awarded to the village by the Government of India in 1958 for assisting the Government of India in maintaining peace in the region.