Organisations condemn October 22 murder incident

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/24/2020 1:35:12 PM IST

Various organisations and agencies have condemned the murder of a 17-year-old minor girl, whose body was discovered on October 22, within the premises of St. Claire Higher Secondary School, Kacharigaon, Dimapur.

NMA: Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) in a condemnation note has demanded severest punishment as per the law on the accused who was now in custody and that no bail be granted. While lauding the prompt action of Dimapur Police in arresting the accused, the NMA also pointed out to the state government on the rise of crimes and violence against girls and women during the pandemic situation in the state. NMA urged upon the state government to take serious congnizance that justice is ensured without delay. 
LEH Wokha: Lotha Eloe Hoho (LEH) Wokha in a condemnation note by president, Zuchobeni Ezong demanded the state government to take immediate action against such crimes from happening in future as such cases were on the rise. LEH further urged the concerned authority and demanded the highest degree of punishment to the accused as per prevalent law. LEH requested the Bar Association Nagaland not to release the accused on bail under any circumstances, and to give justice to the victim expeditiously.
KLH: Kohima Lotha Hoho (KLH) in a condemnation by chairman C. Pankanthung Lotha and general secretary, S. Chonbemo Lotha has appreciated the law enforcing agency for prompt action in arresting all the culprits/criminals. KLH also conveyed sincere condolences to the bereaved family. 
TME: Tsanglao Motsurui Ekhung (TME) in a condemnation note by chairman, M Tsanglao and secretary, C Khumbemo Tsanglao acknowledged the swift action initiated by the police and reminded the authority not to grant bail to the culprit and warned any individual seeking to bail out the culprit. 
Ekhung further conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members and resolved that the Motsurui stood in support and solidarity for justice to be delivered by the authority without any leniency.  
TED: Tsanglao Ekhung Dimapur (TED) in a condemnation note by its secretary Lithungo Tsanglao and chairman, R. Zumomo Tsanglao appealed the government and concerned authorities to expedite on the matter and ensure that there were no lapses in procedures of investigation and prosecution.  TED also appealed authorities to come strong on meting strict penal action against those found guilty. It further appealed general public not to circulate any unauthorised posts in any social media platform in the interest of civility and in solidarity with the victim.
LLRSU: Lotha lower Range Students’ Union (LLRSU) expressed grief over the incident and stated that it would not tolerate such an act which was not acceptable in peaceful society. Union also appreciated the police in responding quickly to the matter and nabbing one accused and urged the concerned authority to carry out thorough investigation and award befitting punishment to the culprits involved. LLRSU urged the citizens to desist from sharing photos of the victim on social media unless done by the competent authority. 
KLSU: Kohima Lotha Students Union (KLSU) in a condemnation note by its president, Lirhonthung E Kithan and general secretary, Zachamo Ngullie stated that the union would not remain a mute spectator and appealed all concerned citizens to join hands and call for action against the perpetrator. Appealing law enforcing agencies to thoroughly investigate the case at the highest priority and demanding not to grant bail to the accused, the KLSU also urged general public to abstain from circulating the identity and image of the victim on social media platforms.
WSTH: Western Sümi Totimi Hoho (WSTH) in a condemnation by president Jolly G. Zhimomi and general secretary, Holi V. Chophy stated that, such act of evil was slowly creeping inside the Naga society and it will not tolerate such nefarious crime against an innocent girl. WSTH requested the law enforcing agencies to investigate thoroughly, leaving no stone unturned and to take up the issue in the fast track court and deliver justice to the bereaved family members.
KPWO: Kacharigaon Phevima Women Organisation (KPWO) in a condemnation note from president Keneinguno Kiso and secretary, Zhano Natso stated that it would not tolerate such crimes that endanger safety of women in the society and such person deserved to get maximum punishment “without mercy regardless of race or tribes to set an example and recurrence”. The organisation further appealed law enforcing authorities to leave no stone unturned till the culprit was brought to justice.
ANPSA central & ANPSA Dmu: All Nagaland Private Schools’ Association (ANPSA), central in a condemnation note from central president, Nini Sekhose and central general secretary, PG Nathan said that the use of a “sacrosanct premise of learning like a school campus for committing the crime” had shocked and disturbed the school community of Nagaland and beyond. Conveying condolences to parents of the child, the association expressed gratitude to the Police department for swift action and various organisations and colony councils who stood in solidarity with the bereaved family and the school. Meanwhile, ANPSA Dimapur in a condemnation note by its president, Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema said that such uncivilized and heinous crimes do not have any place in today’s civilized society.  ANPSA Dimapur took strong note of the fact that such a shameful and despicable crime has taken place inside the campus of a school which was as a temple of learning.
Further, ANPSA Dimapur offered its condolence to the parents and family members of the victim and appreciated the “investigative breakthrough” by Dimapur Police in arresting the prime suspect of the crime and requested the authorities “not to give the case a tribal or communal color”.
WCYO: Western Chakhesang Youth Organization (WCYO) through its media cell stated that such heinous crime should not be tolerated and immediate action against the perpetrators involved should be meted out as an example for others not to attempt such acts in future. WCYO further appreciated Dimapur Police for their timely action in nabbing the accused.
ENPUDA: Eastern Nagaland People’s Union Diphupar Area (ENPUDA) in a condemnation note by its vice president, Jungshichiba Chang and general secretary, Doki Yimchunger said that the union appreciated the entire police team for its quick response and requested the concerned authority to take befitting action as per the provision of the law. Union also warned that such kind of act will not be tolerated in the Naga society and shared its solidarity with the victim’s family.
DENSU: Dimapur Eastern Nagaland Students’ Union (DENSU) in a condemnation note through its media cell said that the evil act committed against the minor girl was beyond one’s imagination in the society.
The union stated that perpetrators of such crime deserved nothing but stringent capital punishment. It also beseeched the law enforcing agencies to investigate into the matter leaving no stone unturned at the earliest and the matter be taken up in the fast track court and justice be delivered to the family members of the child.    
MKPON: Mech Kachari Public Organization Nagaland (MKPON) in a condemnation by general secretary, Dharma Dhaj Sonowal, appreciated the law enforcing agencies for its swift action and also mentioned that the culprit apprehended should not be granted bail under any circumstances but be given befitting punishment for the committed crime. MKPON also stated that such incidents degrades the culture and tradition where such incidents unacceptable. The organization further prayed for the departed soul and the bereaved family.
NACWR: Nagaland Alliance for Children and Women’s Right (NACWR) in a condemnation by president Yanger stated that, crimes against children and women were increasing in Nagaland, and it was a matter of serious concern for society. NACWR expressed deep appreciation to the Police for the swift action in nabbing the accused and, demanded a thorough investigation and stringent punishment against the culprit as per the law. It also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and pray that God will grant them the strength to bear the loss, anguish, and pain.
YNU: Yanmhon New Union (YNU) Dimapur has vehemently condemned the ruthless murder. A condolence note from president Yanithung Tungoe requested law enforcing authorities to punish the guilty at the earliest as per the law of the land.
DBSU: Dimapur Bengali Student’s Union (DBSU) in a condemnation through its media cell stated that, such barbaric act was not acceptable in the society. DBSU urged the law enforcement agencies to make sure that no stone was left unturned to punish the culprit. DBSU further extended deepest condolence to the bereaved family.


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