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Organisations condemn Delhi rape, murder
DIMAPUR, APR 19 (NPN):
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Published on 20 Apr. 2009 1:09 AM IST
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The rape and murder of a minor Naga girl in New Delhi on April 17 whose body was recovered in a water tank has been widely condemned by various organizations including the Mhainamtsi Village Council, Mhainamtsi Women Society, NSF, Zeliang Students’ Union Nagaland etc. Mhainamtsi Village Council (MVC), Mhainamtsi Women Society (MWS) and Mhainamtsi Students’ Union (MSU) have in strongest terms condemned the rape and murder of a minor girl, Riangsuiliu (also known as Gaipuilu or Kaphianthailiu) in New Delhi on Friday last. The victim belonged to Mhainamtsi village. MVC chairman, Chamdin Newmai, MWS, Akangle and MSU president, Razuaklung in a joint statement appealed the concerned authority to take prompt action against the culprits for “such heinous crime.” “The world over is talking about ‘Rights’ but where is the freedom to enjoy rights where a child can not even venture out from the doorsteps even to enjoy the sun and wind without being harmed either verbally or physically,” they said. It observed that the absence of right action was paving way to such perverts to harm or hurt others as and when they wanted. It urged upon the people not to sit back and take the incident as another story but act out in their own capacities to stop such crime for the safety of the children and for a better world to live in. The three organizations also appealed all like minded to work together to bring about justice at the earliest. According to the press release, the victim was the daughter of Martin and L.S. Poujangliu and had accompanied her parents to Delhi to study in Class-2 (two) this year. She was staying with her granny at H/No. E-34, Mahipalpur (Matachowk) New Delhi, when the incident occurred, the release added. The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has expressed “shock” over the rape and murder of an innocent Naga student on April 17 at Mahipalpur area, New Delhi. NSF general secretary, Hetoi Chishi said such “inhuman and barbaric act” committed in the heart of the National capital was condemnable by the human race. It pointed out that, time and again the people of Northeast region were physically assaulted and exploited in many mainland cities or towns in the country thus giving them a step-motherly treatment. The NSF said the indigenous multi ethnic communities in the Northeast with its distinct façade were the main cause of an easy prey for “sickening and unscrupulous” people for their satisfaction against the minorities. It appealed all the students’ organizations of the Northeast region to stand firm against such “total violations of human rights meted out to our people every now and then.” The Federation also urged upon the State Government to initiate with the Delhi Government to investigate the matter to deliver justice at the earliest. Meanwhile, the NSF conveyed its deepest condolences to the bereaved family members, relatives, and prayed for the child’s soul to rest in peace. The Zeliang Students’ Union Nagaland (ZSUN) has also expressed “shock and anguish” over the incident and appealed the law enforcing agencies to nab the culprits and award them severest of punishment as deemed fit. ZSUN through its president, Kiesamyi also voiced concern about the security of the tribal people in the mainland whom it pointed out have become “vulnerable victims” of the anti-social elements. The union conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed almighty God to grant them strength and solace and also prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace. Meanwhile, the Zeliangrong Mipui (women) Organisation (ZMO), Peren Nagaland also vehemently condemned what it described the “unthinkable” rape and murder of the minor Naga girl in New Delhi. ZMO president, Adai Reunim and secretary, Zaisi Ramlia appealed all right thinking citizens to come forward and co-operate with the investigation agency to arrest the culprits and award them befitting punishment. The ZMO also conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family.

 
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