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Unions condemn Mao Gate incident
Published on 11 May. 2010 1:04 AM IST
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DNSU: Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) has reiterated its stand on extending support to the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) demand put forward to the Manipur government to immediately revoke the 144 CrPc imposed in the Naga inhabited areas in Manipur and unconditional apology from Manipur government to the federation for harassing its officials. The union in a press release by its president Medovoi Medeo and general secretary K. Mhachio Lotha said until their demands were met, the union would not allow any vehicle bound for Manipur to cross “even an inch of Naga soil”. The union also mourned the demise of innocent students who laid down their lives for Nagas and also prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.
PPF: Pochury Public Forum (PPF) has condemned the ‘brutal and barbaric act’ of the Manipur police killing three innocent students and leaving many injured. In a condemnation note issued by PPF president Chülekhu accused Manipur government for preventing Th. Muivah visiting his home town.
The forum also mourned the demise of innocent students who laid down their lives for Nagas and also prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.
NYF: Naga Youth Front has condemned the killing of two students at Mao gate. The front in a release by its convener Turangse said it would stand against any “oppression and suppression” of Nagas’ rights and human rights violations and if the Government of Manipur and India failed to respond to the charter of demands of Naga Civil Organisations, the Front shall take up all necessary measures and actions towards protecting the inherent rights of the Nagas in Manipur and elsewhere of “Naga nation”.
MU: Maram Union (MU) has condemned the “cold blooded murder” of two students and injuring of hundred others at Mao gate on May 6. Stating that the democratic rights of the people were “trampled” by guns and “brute” forces of Manipur government and the aspirations of Nagas to live as “free people” cannot be done away by such “short sighted and disoriented” leadership. The union said Ibobi and his council of ministers should step down gracefully and own moral responsibility for the present state of affairs. It also said it would commit to join with the Nagas to thwart the “satanic forces” and further expressed condolence to the bereaved family of the deceased.
TBAN: Tangkhul Baptist Association Nagaland (TBAN) has condemned the heinous acts perpetrated by outfits of Manipur police commandos and IRB at Mao gate on May 6. The association condemned the “wrong use” of power and conveyed condolence to the bereaved family of the students who laid down their lives.
Zeliangrong students, Assam: Students of Zeliangrong, Assam has condemned the CABINET decision of Manipur government blocking the entry of NSCN (IM) general secretary Th. Muivah to his birth place at Somdal in Ukhrul district, Manipur. Condemning the government of Manipur for escalating state sponsored violence, killing of innocent civilians and injuring about 75 innocent villagers, the students also demanded Manipur government to revoke its cabinet decision by withdrawing the state forces from Mao Gate and allow Muivah to visit his birth place. The students also appealed all Naga MLAs to resign and stand together in solidarity with the people.
CSU: Chakhesang Students’ Union (CSU) has extended support to the stands of the Naga NGOs, especially NSF in the ongoing initiatives of Naga peace process and its involvement in tackling the ongoing situation at Mao gate. The union condemned May 6 incident at Mao gate where 3 Naga innocent students were killed by the security forces of Manipur and also May 9 incident where 3 Naga NGO leaders were assaulted and their belongings looted at the Hotel Grandeur, Kohima by some unknown miscreants without any rhymes and reasons.
Condemning the incident, CSU further the law enforcing to nab the culprits and punish as per the law.
Naga community, Mysore: Naga Community, Mysore has condemned the killing of two innocent students and wounding over 80 people in the indiscriminate firing by the Manipur Police Commandos and IRB at Mao Gate on May 6. The community also conveyed condoles and prayed God to grant comfort to the bereaved family members at the time of grief and sorrow.
AKM: The Ao Students’ Conference (AKM) also condemned the high handedness of Manipur police, where two precious Mao (Naga) students were gunned down and several other innocent and defenseless public, including women were injured at Mao Gate recently. The AKM while condemning the evil designs of Manipur police and commandos, cautioned that such inhuman act should be stopped outright, else it stated such at act would lead to communal disharmony between the two neighbors.

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