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28th Naga National Agony Day observed

Qhevehi Chishi Swu, Convenor Steering Committee, NSCN speaking at the 28th Naga Nagaland Agony Day
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Published on 28 Sep. 2008 1:03 AM IST
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With the Naga National Flag lowered at half mast in all government offices and buildings the 28th Naga National Agony Day was observed Saturday at GHQ church with Qhevehi Chishi Swu, Convenor Steering Committee, NSCN as the Chief Guest. The Kilonsers, Deputy Kilonsers, Tatars, members of the NSWON, Secretaries and subordinate officials along with the top Naga army officers led by Brig. Ramkhating VC Deputy C-n-C Naga Army, Brigade Commanders, Commanding officers and the subordinate officers attended the function. Condolence salute was presented by the Naga army personnel from General Field Training Department (GFTD), which was followed by one minute silent prayer in remembrance of all the martyrs. Chief guest Qhevehi Chishi Swu, Convenor Steering Committee in his speech recalled how on this fateful day the 27 September 1980 the combined forces of India, Burma and the Naga traitors (Shillong Accordists) attacked the Operation Headquarters of the Naga Army at Langnuk where 70 Naga army including top ranking officers and civil authorities were killed. They were Kashui, Chaplee Kilonser, Brig. Thungbo, Commander-in-Chief Naga Army, Lieut. Col. Newin GSO,Maj. Shongchin, Capt. Shangam, Lieut. Kapani, etc. Recalling the incidents, chief guest said, Tatar Umeh was arrested and murdered by the pro-Shillong Accord NNC members and disposed his body into the river and his family members were murdered for firmly standing for the cause of Isak and Muivah. Lieut. Jhonny along with his wife, parents, brothers and sisters were mercilessly murdered. Maj. Shatnam, Capt. Nihokhu, 2nd Lieut. Luikaiphang, 2nd Lieut. Gideon, 2nd Lieut Shimrei, Sgt. Khaningkhai, Sgt. Ishmael, Lance Corpl. Shimreiyo and lance Corpl. Yanglung were also arrested and mercilessly murdered on ground of refusing to accept the treacherous Shillong Accord. According to a press release issued by MIP, GRPN, others who spoke at the occasion included Avuli Chishi Swu, member Steering Committee and K. Hurray, Kilonser. It further stated "It is a matter of fact that there is mourning all over Nagalim today. Every patriotic Nagas mourn with us and even nature refuses to smile on this day. It is indeed a sad day. Weep therefore, ye sons of the soil; weep in ashes and in sack clothes. And stop dancing O ye daughters of the land. For the day permits no one merry making. Let us weep for those who have wept for us; let us remember those martyred National Heroes in our prayer; let us praise and exalt their names with songs and praises."

 
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