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More unions condemn gang-rape
Published on 3 Apr. 2009 11:47 PM IST
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NCYM: The President and its executive members of Nagaland Catholic Youth Movement (NCYM), has “very strongly” condemned the gruesome incidents of March 25 and April 1 terming it as, ‘barbaric’. The act was senseless and ruthless which should be pungently condemned, and culprits should be awarded with befitting penalty. The executive members stated that, due to the loutish individuals, the security of the girls and women were at “stake in our society”. Stating that the uncivilized act which was hitherto unknown to Naga society was spreading like an epidemic, the executive members of the Movement requested the public to stand together to fight the menace and appealed the authority to assure safety to public in general, and the women in particular from the heinous situation prevailing in the society. KLT: Kohima Longjangtsür Telongjem (KLT) has expressed shock over the gang rape of a 25 year old girl and attempted murder of a mother and robbery at Darogapthar in Dimapur on March 25. Stating that such’ inhuman’ and barbaric crime had been an alien to the Naga society but have become rampant in the society, the Telongjem in a press release issued by its President Akangla Jamir said the issue needs serious attention. The Telongjem has appealed law enforcing the agency to book and award severe punishment to the culprits who committed the ‘inhuman’ act. CCFM: Concerned Citizens Forum Mokokchung (CCFM) has condemned the gang rape, robbery and attempted murder on March 25 at Darogapathar, Dimapur. A press release issued by Tsupong Longchar, convener, CCFM, has expressed concern over the recent social trend particularly during the ‘ceasefire period’ which was an opportune time to consulate the national movement and lamented that in many of the emerging crimes, the ‘national’ workers were involved and were often being sheltered by their own organization without awarding due punishment. “Such unhealthy practices are distancing general public from our national movement. It is high time that any faction or national group genuinely committed to our national interest must now come out in ‘black and white’ to be with the Naga people in curbing social ills instead of sheltering criminals,” the release also said. The forum called upon fellow citizens not only to condemn the act but to join hands in curbing such criminals and further urged the family members, people, community and organization from whom the criminals belong to take moral responsibilities in bringing them to judgment without delay. CAN: Ao Community Naharbari (CAN) has condemned the incident on March 25 where five armed miscreants raped a 25 year old female, attempted murder and robbery. Condemning the incident and also voicing that such kind of inhuman act should be banned from Naga society, the community in a press release issued by its Secretary, Lanuyanger, has appealed all right thinking citizens to join hands so as to eradicate such ‘uncustomary’ practices from the society and also urged not to make any effort (s) to release the accused persons or bail them out till the law take its own course of actions. OYMA: Oriental Youth Mission Association (OYMA) has expressed concern over the atrocious crime committed to one Naga sister by some ‘de-human’ on March 25. Condemning the act in its strongest term, the association urged the enforcing authorities to award befitting and deserved punishment for the “crime committed by the maniacs”. OYAM further called upon all right thinking citizens to come forward to eradicate such unwanted incidence and extend support to book the culprit at the earliest. DKSU: Dimapur Kyong Students’ Union (DKSU) has condemned the rape of one minor girl on April 2 at Supply Colony by Alemba Sangtam, son of late Sahuto Sangtam of Kyusor village, Kiphire. The union condemned such evil activities against Naga society and demanded that the accused under police custody should not be granted bail and urged the authority to award befitting penalty to the culprit as per the provision of IPC.

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