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Nagas in Delhi, Bangalore protest over May 6 incident
Published on 12 May. 2010 1:09 AM IST
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More than 300 Naga women in Delhi clad in colorful traditional attires organized a march for ‘Justice and Peace’ expressing condolence to family and friends of Loshuo (23) and Chakho (21).
They marched from Mandi house, Delhi with placards; “63 years is enough! stop state atrocities on our people!”, “We are marching for Justice and Peace”, “We have lost two more sons”, “We long for Freedom and Peace”, “Imagine no Borders”, “What is so great about a country that cannot honor its commitment”. The women sought for an immediate intervention of Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, United Progressive Alliance in easing the plight of the people and help restore normalcy in the region which at the moment threatens to spiral out of control.
A memorandum was also submitted demanding constitution of a judicial enquiry to the May 6 incident at Mao gate, immediate revocation of the imposition of CrPC Section 144 and withdrawal of IRBs and police commandoes from the Naga areas so that people can safely return home and safe passage to Th. Muivah to resume his onward journey to his village.
Meanwhile, Nagas in Bangalore staged a sit-in protest and a candle light vigil on May 11 at M.G. Avenue, from 5pm to 7pm. About 2000 Nagas from different parts of the city turned up for the protest, in spite of the rain.
The Naga Students’ Union, Bangalore, (NSUB) organised the protest to condemn the barbaric attitude of the Manipur Government, whose armed forces, IRB and Commandos, killed two Naga students and left over 80 civilians seriously injured at Mao Gate on May 6. The crowd observed a few moment of silence in solidarity to remember the deceased and their bereaved families. Prof. H.K. Reihe led a special prayer for the Nagas back home.
Kakugha Sema, President of the Union, read out the memorandum, appealing the Prime Minister of the country to take immediate action against the Government of Manipur and its arm forces for the brutal killing and injuring of the innocent Nagas. A memorandum which was submitted to PMO and copied to President of India, Chairperson of UPA, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence and Governor of Karnataka demanded immediate withdrawal of Security Forces from Mao Gate and all Naga Hills districts and revoking CrPC Section144 wherever imposed, constitute a Judicial Enquiry into the incidents of firing on May 6 at Mao Gate, immediate dismissal of the Government of Ibobi Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur and imposition of President’s rule in Manipur, ensure that Th. Muivah, leader of NSCN resumes his journey to Manipur and adequate compensation to all injured victims and family members of the deceased.

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