South Naga Union of Nagaland State (SNUNS) has clarified on the news “stampede at Mao gate on May 6” stated in some national dailies. SNUNS stated that the news has been distorted by few national news papers which it felt was an insult to the victims of the incident and Naga “nation”.
Meanwhile, it also condemned the “communalization” of events on the visit of “ato kilonser” Th. Muivah to his home town, by Bazaar Board members of Kakching town of Thoubal district of Manipur, seizing essential commodities from the Naga women. “The Naga communities were prevented from buying even salt. Nagas never work on communal lines. It was the government of Manipur under chief minister, Ibobi Singh that provoked the events”, it added.
According to the release, an ex-serviceman, L. Nienu, presently recuperating at Naga Hospital in Kohima said he was assaulted with “gunbutts” and “danda” on the “fateful day” despite his mentioning that he was an ex-serviceman and they fired at him which hit his left leg but managed to escape in to the jungle.