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NSCN (I-M) ‘CO’ passes away
Correspondent IMPHAL, NOV 21:
Published on 22 Nov. 2010 12:14 AM IST
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A top leader of NSCN (I-M), “Colonel” Standhope Shaiza, Commanding Officer (CO) of NSCN (I-M) Nganping Battalion of Zeliangrong Region (Tamenglong district) breathed his last on November 20 at Imphal Hospital.
“Col.” Standhope had taken the charge of CO of Nganping Battalion of NSCN (I-M) in 2008.
A report from Tamenglong district headquarters said the Zeliangrong community has expressed ‘shock’ over his demise.
Zeliangrong Union (Assam, Manipur & Nagaland) has organized a condolence service at Zeliangrong House Tamenglong district headquarter, which was attended by social leaders and officials of NSCN (I-M). The gathering paid their tribute to the departed soul by observing two minutes of silence.
Isak Chishi Swu,
NISC condole
NSCN (I-M) president Isak Chishi Swu has expressed grief over the demise of “col.” Standhope Shaiza, commanding officer of NSCN (I-M) Nganping Battalion, who passed away on November 20.
Describing him as a “brave soldier” who was always ready to take on any responsibility and risked his life on many occasions to achieve tasks assigned to him, Swu stated in a condolence message, that “col.” Standhope served the nation “faithfully” in different capacities, adding that the people have lost a great friend and a brave soldier in his sudden demise.
The NSCN (I-M) president, on behalf of all the Naga people and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim, conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved wife, son, family members and friends.
Meanwhile, Naga International Support Center (NISC) also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family of “col.” Standhope Shaiza.
Recalling that it had made acquaintance with Shaiza when he served in Bangkok under the Alee Command and had exchanged views and ideas with him on several occasions, NISC in a message, expressed shocked that “such an energetic and still relatively young life” had suddenly come to an end. NISC termed his death as a “loss to the Naga nation”.
Stating that Shaiza would not be forgotten, but remembered vividly, the Naga International Support Center further prayed for the departed soul to find peace.

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