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Condolences pour in for Naga activist Kaka D. Iralu

DIMAPUR, APR 11 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/11/2020 12:28:19 PM IST

Several political leaders, parties, organisations and people from all walks of life have send their tributes and condolences on the passing of Kaka D. Iralu, Naga activist and political commentator. Iralu, who passed away on April 9 night after a prolonged ailment at Referral Hospital (CIHSR) Dimapur, was laid to rest at Medziphema on April 10.

CM: Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio expressed pain and sadness over the passing away of Kaka D Iralu; a prominent author and voice of Naga political movement.
In his condolence message, Rio said Kaka’s demise was a big loss to the Nagas. “Through his writings he gave countless voices which needed to be heard; stories needed to be told. My condolences to the bereaved family,” Rio tweeted.
TR Zeliang: Opposition leader, T.R. Zeliang has mourned the demise of renowned Naga activist and political commentator, Kaka D. Iralu. 
Zeliang said late Iralu was a renowned author known for his books, ‘The Naga Saga’ and ‘The Blood and The Tears’ in which he gave historical account of the Indo-Naga war and the story of those who were never allowed to tell it. 
As a patriotic soul, an intellectual and a man, he said Kaka stood for the Naga cause till his last breath. Zeliang said Nagas have lost a significant figure whose desire for liberation of the Naga people was manifested through his exemplary life and the void created by his demise will be difficult to fill.
His books and commentaries on the Naga political issue and other state of affairs will live on to tell the story of a man who contributed so much during his lifetime, he added. 
Zeliang, along with his family, prayed that the Almighty God grant peace and solace to the bereaved family and for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.
NH: Naga Hoho has expressed profound sorrow over the demise of Kaka D. Iralu, a prolific writer, a real Naga patriot, and historian and above all a very humble person. 
NH general secretary K. Elu Ndang said Kaka was a man with deep knowledge of Naga political history who has authored some iconic books like– Nagaland and India: The Blood and Tears; and The Naga Saga that has spread over the globe. 
A bold, outspoken man with genuine convictions who rendered selfless service to the Naga nation till his last breath, NH said Kaka was true to his word and always believed in inalienable rights of the Nagas for sovereignty. 
In this moment of grief and sorrow, NH conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that God Almighty grant peace and comfort and for his soul to rest in eternal peace. 
FGN: Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) has expressed deep grief and shock over the untimely demise of its Alee Kilonser (foreign minister) Kaka D. Iralu and extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and relatives.
In a condolence message, FGN Kedahge “Gen. (Retd.)” Viyalie Metha described late Iralu as “a true patriot” and said that he “faithfully served the nation” till his last breath. FGN said his untimely death was a great loss for the Naga people as a whole, adding his true sacrifice and patriotic service rendered to the nation would always remain alive in the history of the Naga nation. 
FGN prayed that Almighty God grant peace and solace to the bereaved family members and relatives and his soul eternally rest in peace,.
NSCN (I-M): NSCN (I-M) said it was shocked to learn of the sudden demise of Kaka D. Iralu, who was a man of strong integrity and committed in voicing the Naga political movement.
He exercised his intellectual power to defend the sovereign identity of the Naga nation and stood his ground unwavered, NSCN (I-M) stated. “Notwithstanding our differences in political perspective, we respect his integrity in upholding the political struggle of the Nagas,” it added.
NSCN said it acknowledged late Kaka as a sensible Naga national and to die at this early age, was a great loss for the Nagas.
NSCN (I-M) conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed to Almighty God to bestow them the strength and comfort and for Kaka Iralu’s soul to rest in peace in the hands of God.
FNR: Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) has expressed shock and grief at the passing away of Kaka D Iralu in Dimapur on April 9. 
FNR said Kaka’s life was an epic, a grand tale of uncompromising Naga spirit. In a world of differing stances, Kaka remained undisputed as a voice of Naga rights, the sturdiest of nationalism, and the firmest of friends, FNR stated. 
“Death did not wrestle with him. He has passed through the hills and plains of our homeland unmarked and standing firm! Go in peace, Kaka!” FNR stated.
NSCN (R): NSCN/GPRN (Reformation) vice president Akato Chophi expressed extreme pain at the unfortunate demise of kaka D. Iralu.
Chopi said late Kaka was a prominent Naga historian, a political leader and a prolific author/writer of various books like “Nagaland and India, the Blood and Tears” and was one of the very intellectual Nagas, a force to be reckoned with. 
As a true Naga Patriot in his own rights, Chopi said Kaka was an unbiased Naga thinker who always called a ‘Spade a Spade’ and never shied away from truth.
In his demise, Chopi said the Angamis in particular and the Nagas in general have lost a true and a daring Naga Leader, a frontrunner and a torchbearer whose place will be very difficult to be filled in.
He conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved. “I pay my revolutionary salute to my compatriot and pray to the Good Lord to kindly Rest his soul in eternal peace...” Chopi stated.
 
APO: Angami Public Organisation (APO) expressed deep grief over Iralu’s demise and conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. 
In a condolence message, APO general secretary, Neisakholie Ziephrü, said late Iralu was someone who contributed so much to the Naga national movement. Ziephrü also said Iralu was a profound member of APO, adding that the organisation cannot express its sorrows with words. APO prayed that Almighty God provide the bereaved family the peace and comfort they need and the departed soul rest in peace.
 
CPO: Chakhesang Public Organization (CPO) has expressed deep shock and sorrow over the sudden demise of Kaka D Iralu, who it described as “a real patriot”. 
In a condolence message, CPO president Mikha Kenye and general secretary Veduvo Rhakho said that late Iralu braved with many odds and exhibited unwavering determination in defending the cause of Naga nationalism. 
CPO prayed that the Almighty God grant comfort to the bereaved family members and the departed soul rest in peace. 
 
ZB (AMN): Zeliangrong Baudi (Assam, Manipur and Nagaland) mourning the untimely demise of Kaka D Iralu said he worked for the welfare of the down trodden people not only in the Naga society but also for the entire Northeast. 
In a condolence message, ZB(AMN) president Athuan Abonbmai said that late Iralu in spite of many threats and mental harassment from within and without Naga society, stood for the cause of the Nagas and its liberation till his last breath without any fear and bias. The baudi said that vacuum created by his demise would be difficult to fill.
Further, ZB (AMN) prayed that Almighty God grant peace and console the bereaved family members during this time of sorrow and pain.
 
CPO: Deeply mourning the sudden demise of late Kaka D. Iralu, the Chakhroma Public Organization (CPO) said that Kaka, “notwithstanding human frailties of this mundane world”, was a man who was endowed with all such qualities and traits which made him what he was popularly known for- his simplicity, honesty, fearlessness and unwavering conviction in the rights of his beloved Nagas as had been reflected in his books, speeches, interactions etc. 
In a condolence message, CPO general secretary Mhiesisato Vupru said that in his death, not only his loved ones, but the Nagas as a whole have lost a true patriot and a true son of the soil which may be found irreplaceable for a long time to come.
 
TNG: Expressing shock over the untimely demise of Kaka D Iralu, the Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) said he was an orator par excellence who minced no words in defending the political and historical rights of the Nagas. 
In a condolence message, TNL president Hopingson A Shimray said late Iralu was a prolific writer whose narratives of the long drawn seven decades “Indo-Naga” political imbroglio inspired many and remind the world of the longest running conflict in South East Asia. “He was a true patriot and intellectual of our time who would be greatly missed,” TNL said and conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family at this difficult time of sorrow and anguish. 
 
KIN: Kuki Inpi Nagaland (KIN) has expressed sadness over the demise of Kaka D. Iralu, a prominent figure in society, a writer and a dedicated worker for the nation.
KIN through its media cell conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that God Almighty grant them solace and comfort. “The whole Naga nation mourns the passing of a great son of the soil and we pray that the departed soul rest in eternal peace,” KIN stated.
 
NGA: Nagaland Gorkha Association (NGA) expressed its deep and heartfelt condolences over the passing of Kaka D Iralu and described him as “fearless, bold and even aggressive in fighting injustice.”
In a condolence message, NGA president Nobin Pradhan, said late Iralu’s knowledge and his “fearless crusade” for Naga self determination would be etched in history. 
NGA said that his passing would leave a very big gap in the Naga society.
The association also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul finds his place in paradise.
 

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