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Organisations condemn October 22 murder of minor girl

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/23/2020 12:31:04 PM IST

Several organisations have vehemently condemned the murder of a 17-year-old minor girl, whose body was discovered within the premises of St. Clare Higher Secondary School Kacharigaon, Dimapur on October 22, 2020.

NSF: Naga Students Federation (NSF) in a condemnation by NSF general secretary Liremo R Kikon stated the federation was shocked that the life of a young and innocent student was nipped in the bud by evil actions of the criminal(s), that too within the premises of an educational institution.

The federation expressed concern that commission of such heinous crimes were starting to seep into the society. NSF further appealed police and investigating authority to leave no stone unturned and ensure that perpetrators of such crime with unimaginable cruelty is brought to justice without any delay.

LSU: Lotha Students’ Union (LSU) in a condemnation note by its president Ashanthung Humtsoe and general secretary Pithungo Shitio stated that such inhumane act had no space in Naga society.

LSU strongly appealed law enforcing agencies to thoroughly investigate the case and apprehend the culprit and book those involved under appropriate sections of laws. It also mentioned that the culprit apprehended should not be granted bail under any circumstances.

LSU requested general public to refrain from circulating photographs of the victim at various social media platforms to avoid legal action from the law enforcing agencies and reminded law enforcing agencies that LSU would resort to any mode of agitation if the authority fails to provide justice as per the law.

DNSU: Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) stated that such inhuman act was unacceptable in a peaceful society and the union would not tolerate such act towards its students’ community.

A condemnation note through its media cell stated that while it appreciated the swift action by the police in nabbing the accused, the union also requested thorough investigation and trail and to reward befitting punishment, failing which, students’ community would be compelled to “come out of the streets to show its strongest resentment”.

Secretary, women affairs, Kevibeinuo Keditsu and secretary debate and symposium, Chiithuzhiini Chache expressed anguish over the brutal act and “tarnishing the good image of the Naga society” as well as endangering the safety of women even in their own kitchen.

It stated that the crime was “not only committed against the victim and family but against all womenfolk and the society”. 

Further, the union urged citizens to abstain from circulating identity of the victim and images of any such incident in social media unless done by competent authorities for the interest of the victim or public consumption. 

NWHD: Naga Women Hoho Dimapur (NWHD) while condemning the murder stated it would not tolerate such crimes that endanger safety of women in the society and appealed law enforcing agencies to go deep into the vicinity of matter and thoroughly investigate and make sure that perpetrator(s) are severely punished so that such act is not repeated in the future and that every girl and women should be able to live safely and feel protected.

NWHD demanded justice for the victim and shared its solidarity to the bereaved family and prayed that God provide comfort at this hour of sorrow.

St. Clare HSS: School management board of St. Clare Higher Secondary School, Kacharigaon (Phevima) has also expressed shock over the heinous crime and said that it condemned “this barbaric and horrific act in the strongest possible terms”. 

In a press release, St. Clare HSS principal Sr. Jessin said that the school was saddened that such an act against a human life could occur at the premises of an institution where human life ought to be protected and nurtured. “An evil act such as this should find no place in the hub of learning”, the principal stated.

Meanwhile, the school expressed appreciation to the village councils of Kacharigaon, Indisen, Ao Yimkum, Senjum and Kashiram for their help and intervention. It also expressed gratitude to the police department (women cell), Dimapur for their quick and timely response in arresting one person in connection with the crime. 

The school conveyed condolences to the family of the victim and prayed for the peaceful repose of the departed.

Further, it appealed to the responsible authority to bring the perpetrator(s) book at the earliest and deliver justice to the victim.

LHD: Lotha Hoho Dimapur (LHD) has expressed its condemnation and collective outrage at the brutal murder of a teenage girl.

In a condemnation, LHD chairman YL Jami IAS (rtd) and general secretary W Rainbow Ngullie while condemning the premeditated murder demanded to immediately arrest the offender (s) and urged upon enforcing authorities to execute the investigation and award befitting punished as per the law of the land. LHD further conveyed condolence to the bereaved family.

LYOD: Lotha Youth Organization Dimapur (LYOD) in a condemnation note by its president Nzanbemo Humtsoe and press secretary Nzano Humtsoe while condemning such act appealed law enforcing agency to book the culprit and deliver justice to the deceased family. The union also appealed the authority not to allow bail under any circumstances. LYOD further conveyed condolence to the bereaved family.

RRUD: Ralan Range Union Dimapur (RRUD) in a condemnation note by its chairman Mhonyamo Ngullie and general secretary Renpen Tungoe said that the barbarity involved in the killing of the young girl show the depraved and criminal mindsets of those who perpetrated such heinous acts. The union called upon state machinery to stop paying a mere lip service with the slogan like “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” and provide true leadership in bringing perpetrators those committing crime against women to justice and oust any govt officials who remain a stumbling block to such effort. The union further extended support towards the bereaved family.

DLSU: Dimapur Lotha Students’ Union (DLSU) in a condemnation letter stated that the union would not remain mere spectators when its sisters, mothers, and daughters are slaughtered by “such repulsive and heartless creatures”.

The union urged upon law enforcing agencies to deliver justice to the deceased stating that such kind of reprehensible deed had no place in society. It also conveyed condolence to the bereaved family.

YSU, YOVC & YOEE: Yanmhon Students Union (YSU), Yanmhon Old Village Council (YOVC) and Yanmhon Old Eloe Ekhung (YOEE) jointly condemned the brutal murder.

In a joint press release YSU president Chumthungo Jami, YOVC chairman Renchumo Tungoe and YOEE president Nyimtseno Tungoe expressed shock against the inhuman act and urged upon law enforcing agency to look into the matter seriously and bring justice at the earliest.

YAPO: Yanmhon Area Public Organization (YAPO) in a condemnation note by its general secretary Mhonchan Tsanglao urged upon the law enforcing agency to grant befitting punishment to the culprit as per the provision of law.

The organization appealed the authority not to grant bail to the accused stating that there was “no room for such barbaric act in the society”.

Lotha Lower Range CSOs ad NGOs: Frontal organizations of LLR CSOs and NGOs, namely Lotha Lower Range People’s Organisation (LLRPO), Lotha Lower Range Elders and Officers Forum (LLREOF), Lotha Lower Range Student’s Union (LLRSU), the Lotha Lower Range, Union Dimapur (LLRUD),the Lotha Lower Range Union, Kohima (LLRUK) have vehemently condemned the incident.

In a joint condemnation, LLRPO president Nongothung Yanthan and secretary Francis Kikon stated that such dastardly act committed to the girl was beyond human comprehension. The organizations appealed to the law enforcing authorities to leave no stone unturned till the culprit/s are brought to justice.

CEDOK: Commission for Education Diocese of Kohima (CEDOK) expressed shocked and condemned the brutal murder of a minor girl.

In a condemnation note by secretary, reverend Fr Jacob Charalel stated that such abominable act had no place in a civilized society. The rising number of crimes against vulnerable session of society was “a sign of lack of respect for human life and dignity and corroding of value system”. CEDOK also appealed to everyone to stand together to fight against and prevent reoccurrence of such incidents in the future.

DDCF: Expressing shock over the brutal murder, Dimapur District Citizens’ Forum (DDCF) through its media cell stated that such crime against a minor girl in “our city and that also in a school premise is shocking and unthinkable, and has no place in our society”. 

Strongly condemning the heinous crime, the forum has appealed to the responsible to bring the culprit(s) to book and award punishment as per the law.

HASSU: Highway Area Sumi Students Union (HASSU) in a condemnation note by its president Kitoka Sumi and general secretary Mughato A Aye stated that such heinous and brutal act cannot be tolerated and should be condemned by one and all.

Union also appealed investigating agencies and all concerned authorities to investigate and apprehend the culprit at the earliest and award befitting punishment.

HASSU further conveyed condolence to the bereaved family.

NNF: Nagaland NGOs Forum (NNF) expressed its strong condemnation. A condemnation note by its president Dr. Y Hesheto Chishi and general secretary, Chenithung Humtsoe stated that such dastardly act committed was beyond human tolerance and appealed to the law enforcing authorities to leave no stone unturned till the culprit/s are brought to justice.

 

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