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NPCC flays Nagaland Govt

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, Jan 18 - Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has accused the Nagaland Government of failing to protect minority communities living in the State.

In a statement, NPCC president K Therie said the public have the right to look to the State Government for safety and security of life and property. He cited the case of the recent killing of a businesswoman (Ritika Mehta) and said the government had �deliberately� failed to protect her from her perpetrators.

Therie said the failure to prevent murder of late Ritika was �gross negligence�. Ritika succumbed to fatal injury on the neck after she was shot at by unidentified miscreants in Dimapur on December 14, 2015.

The NPCC president also demanded that the State Government pay compensation and swing into action to immediately bring perpetrators to book and deliver justice.

He said failure to arrest perpetrators despite of CCTV evidences even after one month was �not only incompetence but also suspicious.�

Therie said late Ritika was a humble and peaceful entrepreneur, who was also a lawful abiding subject of Nagaland and a citizen of India. Pointing out that she had registered complaints of intimidation and threat with the State Government as well as with the ceasefire monitoring chairman, he said both the Centre and State Government were therefore aware of the danger.

Maintaining that late Ritika was murdered in broad daylight and the family members were left wide open in danger, the NPCC president said in 2015 alone, five non-Nagas, who were most peaceful subjects of Nagaland and from business communities, were murdered.

He said though the State Government condemned some cases, the justice has, however, been denied, adding that there has been neither life sentence, death sentence nor any compensation despite the nearly daily murders, assassinations and killings.

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