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Mao gate incident flayed
May 12:
Published on 13 May. 2010 1:16 AM IST
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PPF: Pochury Public Forum (PPF) has condemned the “brutal” act of Manipur police in killing two students and leaving 70 injured on May 6 at Mao gate. Criticizing Manipur government for preventing Th. Muivah to visit his home town, a PPF statement issued by its president, Chülekhu also stated that the act of Manipur police forces was “unbecoming of responsible citizens”. Forum has mourned the deaths of the students and prayed for early recovery of the injured.
PUD: Poumai Union Dimapur (PUD) has condemned the Manipur security personnel for their “cowardly and sinister” act at Mao gate on May 6 which resulted in the death of two innocent students and injured more than a hundred people. Union has also condemned the incident at Hotel Grandeur, Kohima where three leaders of Naga civil societies were assaulted at gun-point.
EUUN: Educated Unemployed Union Nagaland (EUUN) has condemned the killing of two Nagas and injury of 70 civilians by Manipur armed forces. Criticizing the chief minister of Manipur for preventing the entry of NSCN (I-M) general secretary Th. Muivah from visiting his native village in Mnaipur which resulted in the killing, EUUN through a press release by its president, Achilo Thong stated that the “inhuman” act must make central government understand the “constant suppressive racism” policy of Manipur against tribal Nagas. It further said the Manipur government and the Meiteis were “ignorant” of others’ human rights as they always fought against the rights of the Nagas, and further urged Nagas to “fight for their rights till the end”.
SNUNS: South Naga Union of Nagaland State (SNUNS) has condemned the Manipur police forces at Mao gate on May 6 for killing two students and injuring more than a hundred innocent people. The union in a release by its general secretary, Ayo Vashum said the “callous attitude” of the Manipur police forces was “well tutored” by Ibobi Singh and his cabinet and termed the incident “demented and barbaric”.
Union affirmed support to the stand of Joint Working Group (JWG) stating that no one should be barred from one’s native land in regard to the “impasse” posed by the Manipur Government and its security forces to Th Muivah’s visit to his native village. Meanwhile, SNUNS has expressed gratitude to Nagaland government, Naga Hoho and its other constituent societies, ENPO, APO, SAPO and specially Viswema and Khuzama villages, IRCS and many other organizations and individuals who had reached out at the hour of tragedy.
TUD: Tenyimi Union Dimapur (TUD) has condemned the “day-light atrocity” and “murder” of “innocent brothers and sisters” by the armed forces of Manipur government on May 6 at Mao gate. The union has reiterated its support with various organizations and individuals and questioned “if the Nagas could not live and move freely in their own land, how the Manipuris would move freely in others land.”
TEFS: Tangkhul Elders Forum Shillong (TEFS) in its emergency meeting on May 10 condemned the decision of Ibobi Singh’s government in banning the visit of “ato kilonser” Th. Muivah to his ancestral home and the unjustifiable killing of three students on May 6 at Mao gate while critically injuring hundreds of people. The forum also condemned the assault on the three Naga leaders Chuba Ozukum, Gentleson Vasum and Nepuni Piku, on May 9 at Kohima terming it as an attack on the very foundation of Naga civil society. The forum also appreciated the contribution of the Naga civil societies for positive solution and wished them early recovery.
NSU Chennai: Naga Students Union (NSU) Chennai has condemned the brutal killing of three innocent and wounding several others at Moa-gate. The irresponsible misused of arms force in the name of integrity was a direct insult to the Nagas and no civilized people would accept the logic of killing innocents in the name of law and peace, stated NSU Chennai. It added that inhuman and uncivilized act of killing innocent civilians had once again exposed the true face of the barbarism, whose only aim was to use the name of peace and harmony for their nefarious designs and ulterior motives. Union appealed to government of India to ensure that such incidents did not recur.
NSU Mumbai: Naga Students’ Union Mumbai (NSUM) has condemned May 6 incident at Mao gate where two students were killed and many civilians injured by Manipur police force. Condemning the incident the union stated that such actions of the government of Manipur were despotic, against human rights and democratic principles and directly undermining the rights of the Nagas tribes. NSUM extended its support to Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) and appealed to All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) to condemn such despotic, atrocious and inhuman actions of the government of Manipur. Meanwhile, NSUM and Naga Christian Fellowship Mumbai (NCFM) jointly will be holding a prayer meeting and lighting of candles on May 16 in memory of all Naga students who were killed and injured at the incident. The NSUM has conveyed its sorrow and sympathy to bereaved family and also conveyed its prayers and support to the injured and displaced Naga tribes.
NPO: Naga People’s Organization (NPO), Senapati District while condemning the brutal killing of two innocent students on May 6 at Mao-gate by Manipur Police Commandos/IRBs has expressed condolence to bereaved family of late Chakho and Loshou. NPO also extended solidarity to Kalinamai and Song Song villagers for braving innumerable difficulties aftermath the “Black Thursday” firing at Mao-gate. NPO has supported the demand before the State Government to expedite the charter of demands made by United Naga Council (UNC). Expressing deepest gratitude for grand and massive attendance in the funeral service, where more than 15,000 people from all wakes of life presented, NPO in particular thanked Naga Hohos, Naga Mothers, Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), UNC, NWUM, ANSAM, FNR, NPMHR, Mao Council, Mao Town committee, Tribe Hohos, Organizations, Bureaucrats, Villagers and Leaders coming from all over Naga areas who were present to share final moment of the two young Students.

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