K.V Pusa slams manipur government
Kohima: Former congress president and MLA, K V Pusa Friday termed the decision of the Okram Ibobi Singh governments decision not to allow NSCN general secretary Thiungaleng Muivah to visit his village Somdal in Ukhrul district as unacceptable and irrational decision. Pusa who visited the displaced Naga people from Mao town and its adjoining village said Manipur chief ministers decision was irrational and no force can barred anyone from visiting his or her village. “No one can stop anyone from visiting his village. It is his birthright”, the senior congress leader said. He urged Ibobi to reconsider his decision and let the NSCN leader visit his village peacefully.
He also in unequivocally terms condemned the atrocities and highhandedness of Manipur police at Mao town where two students were brutally gunned down and scores injured. He said such action of the security forces was beyond imagination. He demanded immediate restoration of peaceful situation in the area and let people return to their usual state of affairs. Pusa also urged immediate intervention from the centre so that displaced people are brought back to their homes. He also requested the union government for immediate relief to the displaced people taking refuge in Nagaland. He conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members of the two students and wished speedy recovery to the injured persons.
Nagas protest in Delhi; serve memo to PM
DIMAPUR: Naga people in Delhi made a representation to the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday for immediate intervention to the warlike situation created by the Manipur government at Mao, Senapati and other Naga districts. They condemned the Manipur armed personnel who indiscriminately fired upon the public on Thursday, killing three Naga students- Loshua, Chakho and Lokho, besides injuring many civilians. According to a press statement issued by Tungshang Ningreichon, around 500 Naga people including students took to a demonstration rally at Jantar Mantar, Delhi on Friday.
The main speakers during the demonstration included Naga Hoho president, Naga student leaders from Delhi and the Naga MLAs from Manipur who resigned in protest against the Manipur government’s approach towards Th. Muivah’s journey and atrocities on innocent people at Mao Gate. They demanded intervention from the government of India to diffuse the situation and forwarded a five point memorandum to the PM, stipulating for immediate withdrawal of security forces from Mao Gate and border areas, and revoke CrPC section 144; To constitute a judicial enquiry into Thursday’s firing incident at Mao Gate; Immediate dismissal of Manipur chief minister, Ibobi Singh’s government and that he be booked under the rule of law; ensure safety for Th Muivah to resume his journey; and to provide adequate compensation to the injured and family members of the deceased.
KTU regrets kim’s statement on Muivah
DIMAPUR: Regretting over remarks by certain Kuki organizations including Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) that raised issues on NSCN (I-M) general secretary Th. Muivah’s visit to his native Somdal, the Kuki tribal union (KTU) of the NSCN (I-M) Friday said Muivah’s visit was for the purpose of meeting his own people at his own birth place. It asserted that Muivah’s visit to Somdal was beyond Kuki’s right to protect Manipur integrity. “NSCN general secretary Muivah is to visit his own people at his own village and not Kuki land or Meitei land,” KTU president L.H. Paohao said in a statement.
The KTU also advocated that they should not simply try to undermine the “Indo-Naga issue” at the cost of their own interest and security. Expressing gratitude to NSCN/GPRN for recognition of “Kukis of Nagalim” under the banner of Kuki tribal union, the KTU president said this has paved the way for Kuki brethren to put up their options before the NSCN leaders and project their interest in a more meaningful way. The union also noted that “Indo-Naga Political issue” was far beyond the subject of Kuki community.