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Firing at Mao gate condemned
Published on 9 May. 2010 12:01 AM IST
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NPF Central: NPF Central condemning the firing at Mao gate on May 6 stated that at a juncture where the hard earned peace and progressive understanding between Naga National leaders and Union Government of India, headed by Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh, Union Home Minister P. Chitambaram and Sonia Gandhi was taking a healthy shape; no word was adequate enough to express or describe the quantum of provocation and pain inflicted on the Naga people by the “ever recalcitrant” Ibobi Singh led Government of Manipur. It is inhuman on the part of the chief minister Ibobi Singh and his Government for having vehemently denied the NSCN (IM) leader Th Muivah even to visit his birth place – Somdal in Ukhrul, despite the necessary directive issued by the Centre (Government of India), NPF central added.
It also stated that repeated acts of violation of human rights and mental agony perpetrated on the Peace loving Nagas by Ibobi Singh Government of Manipur calls for condemnation at the strongest terms by all right thinking citizens of the Nation and the world.
ZWCC: Zeliangrong Welfare Committee Chennai (ZWCC) which is under the umbrella of All Zeliangrong Students Union (Assam, Manipur & Nagaland) has expressed resentment over the “unwarranted firing” by Manipur Commandos and IRB at Mao gate on May 5, that led to death of three students namely Daikho Loshu, Neli Chakho, N. Lokho, and injuring over ninety people and displacing more hundreds of Naga people. ZWCC condemned the act of Manipur government for this incident and expressed its sincere condolence to the bereaved families’ members.
TSUD: Tenyimi Students’ Union Dimapur (TSUD) has condemned the incidents at Mao Gate where two students and more than seventy persons were injured on May 6. Expressing resentment over the ‘atrocious act’ of Manipur police, commandos and Manipur government for killing and injuring innocent public, the union called upon all section of the Naga society to extend support to safe guard the common interest, integrity and fraternity among the Nagas.
TUD: Tenyimi Union Dimapur (TUD) condemned the incident at Mao gate and termed it as ‘undemocratic and barbaric’ on the part of the Manipur government for using the state machinery against the protesters. The union also further express solidarity with the TPOs statement and assured every possible means to meet and strengthen the relationship with the Manipuris.
State GB federation: The joint forum of GBs and DBs convener A Taku Longkumer along with Kohima GB association visited Mao gate area on May 7 and issued a press note condemnng the incident. The forum also urged the Manipur government to maintain peace and allow Th Muivah to visit his hometown.

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