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NMA candle light service
Correspondent Kisama, May 9(NPN) :
Published on 10 May. 2010 1:07 AM IST
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A candle light service was organized at the Naga Heritage Village, Kisama by the Naga Mothers Association (NMA) Sunday evening for those who fled Mao area after the May 6 incident in which two students were gunned down and over 70 persons injured by the Manipur police.
The service was chaired by NMA president Abei-u and addressed by NMA vice president Sara Nuh. A mass prayer was also held.
Earlier on Sunday afternoon, thousands of displaced people that included children and women from Khuzama and Mao gate including non-tribal traders from Mao gate arrived Kisama where temporary shelter was arranged by the state government.
During the shifting from other areas, state Home minister L Imkong Imchen, Health & Family Welfare minister Kuzholuzo Nienu, NKVIB chairman Dr. Nicky Kire, MLA, and NIDC chairman Nuklutoshi, MLA, were also present at Kisama.
Speaking to the media at Kisama, Mr Imchen said that state government was extending all possible assistance to the displaced people where blankets and mattresses were distributed by Kohima district administration.
Imchen also said the Angami Public Organization and Southern Angami Public Organization would act as nodal agencies to oversee the distribution of relief materials and DC Kohima appointed as the nodal officer to coordinate with the APO, SAPO and Mao Union Kohima.
The Home minister also revealed that the state government on Saturday night had communicated the latest ground situation to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Official sources also added that a Manipur bound truck (MN-04-1440) was reportedly burnt down on wee hours of Sunday morning near KMC dumping area by unidentified miscreants.
Meanwhile, Naga Students Union Delhi (NSUD) in collaboration with Naga churches in Delhi, held candle light service at India Gate on May 9 from 7 to 8 p.m.
The service was held as solidarity with the two killed and over 70 injured at Mao gate on May 6.

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