A Genocide Park would be set up in Nagaland’s Mon town to remind Nagas of the killing of 13 civilians by India’s armed force near Oting village on 4 December.
The decision was taken by Konyak organisations at a community-based summit on Friday.
The deceased civilians were from Konyak tribes and Konyaks are the dominant Naga community in Mon district.
The scenario of the massacre, including the bullet-riddled pickup truck in which civilians were killed, would be recreated at the park, according to the Konyak Union, the apex body of the community.
“We resolved for the development of the Genocide Park where the remains of the December 4, 2021, incident at Oting shall be brought to Mon and preserved,” read a statement issued by Konyak Union’s president Howing Konyak, Konyak Mothers’ Association’s president Ponglem Konyak and Konyak Students’ Union’s president Noklem Konyak.
The Konyak organisations and leaders further said they extended their deadline to the government for action against the armed forces personnel responsible for killing the civilians.
The organisations gave 10 more days, with effect from 15 January, to the government for a decisive action against officers and soldiers involved in the cold-blood murders of civilians.
The tribal organisations on 10 December gave a month to the government to prosecute all the “guilty” Army and Assam Rifles personnel in a civil court, and to place the “justice done report” in the public domain.
Meanwhile, Nagaland Government-constituted Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Thursday said that the forensic samples collected from the site of the killings were sent to specialised laboratories in Guwahati and Hyderabad for tests.
Additional Director-General of Police Sandeep Tamgadge, who is supervising the SIT probe, said that the final report would be submitted to a court.
Army and Assam Rifles personnel, including 37 officers, were examined by the SIT.
The 21-member SIT has five IPS officers.