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Nagas to continue stir
Published on 11 May. 2010 12:46 AM IST
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Nagas of Manipur under the banner of Naga peoples’ organisation (NPO) working committee, Senapati has reiterated its stand to continue holding “diversified protests” against their state government for killing two students at Mao gate May 6 last. The NPO has also taken strong stand to continue agitations and actions till government fulfilled its charter of demands. The demands includes safe passage for NSCN (I-M) general secretary Th. Muivahto to visit his village Somdal, withdrawal of state security forces from Mao gate and removal of Crpc 144 in Mao area. According to a report received here from Senapati district students’ association (SDSA), protest rallies were held in many places in Senapati district shouting slogans such as “Down Down Ibobi government”, “Ibobi government killer of the innocents,” and the like. Women protesters condemning the killing of two students, demanded immediate withdrawal of security forces deployed in the district, it stated. Another “torch light service prayer” was slated to be held May 10 at district town hall, Senapati for the victims of May 6 and for peace in the state. Imphal Correspondent adds: Arms allegedly snatched away from security personnel by protestors during May 6 Mao gate incident were still missing, police said. According to a case registered with Mao police station, one AK-47 rifle along with three magazines and two tear gas guns belonging to police and Manipur rifles personnel were snatched away by some youths taking part in the protest rally at Mao gate that day.
Meanwhile, the bodies of two youth victims remained at Mao public health centre today, even as the Senapati district administration’s had informed that bodies lying at Mao public health centre would be disposed, if respective families failed to claim the bodies within 24 hours.
NMA appeals
Meanwhile, the Naga mothers’ association (NMA) expressing deep anguish at the killing of two youths by Manipur armed personnel has appealed to the united Naga council (UNC) and its frontal organisations to allow them to receive the bodies so that they can accord “honourable burial.”
NMA president Abeiu Meru and secretary Lochumbeni Humtsoe stated this in a letter top United Naga Council president Monday.

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