The Opposition party Congress MP on Thursday alleged in Lok Sabha that the Home Minsiter has misled the House over the killing of 14 civilians and a soldier in three incidents in Nagaland.

Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accused Home Minister Amit Shah of giving a misleading statement in Parliament.

Home Minsiter Amit Shah in his statement in Rajya Sabha on Monday said the vehicle that was ambushed was “signaled to stop” and was fired upon after it “tried to flee”. “

But the victims said ‘direct marise’, meaning they were short directly. 

They were not signaled to stop nor did they try to flee. The victims, in the report, said that they were shot directly,” Chowdhury said, citing News papers report.

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The report quoted one of the two survivors, undergoing treatment in Dibrugarh’s Assam Medical College and Hospital, as saying, “Direct marise… They shot right at us.”

Chowdhury, who tried to raise the issue during Zero Hour, also asked why a Congres party delegation  was stopped in Assam on their way to visit the victims. 

He directly alleged that the Congress delegation comprising Lok Sabha members Gaurav Gogoi and Anto Antony were stopped from visiting the village.

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“The Congress leaders were stopped from visiting Mon district. This government stops us from visiting Lakhimpuri Kheri. 

This government stops us from visiting Nagaland. The situation is deteriorating in the entire Northeast,” Chowdhury said.

However, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said the issue raised by Chowdhury pertained to the state government and not the Lok Sabha.