NPMHR deplores silence of other orgs
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, May 09 2010: The Naga Peoples' Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) has lamented that none of the human rights organisations in the Imphal valley has condemned the killing of two students at Mao Gate by the security forces.

"NPMHR is shocked that the human rights groups from the Imphal valley, who have been campaigning against militarization, extra judicial killing, asserting the rights to self-determined future and other human rights abuses, are yet to condemn the killings of innocent Nagas.

What is more shocking is that some of the so called 'human rights' organisations are actively supporting the policies of the Government of Manipur against the Nagas which has already resulted in the loss of lives and injury to many Nagas," alleged the Naga rights group.

NPMHR then calls upon all the media not to indulge in baised reporting.

The rights group alleged that over the last few days, private media and even national media have been indulging in prejudiced and twisted reporting.

"For instance, some media reported that Mao residents found their houses ransacked but conveniently failed to mention that it was committed by IRB and Commandos stationed in Mao.

The highest ethical requirement of newspersons is objectivity and neutrality, and we remind you to be true to your profession," it pointed out, while adding.

The Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) extended its heartfelt condolences to the families of Chakha Neli and Loshou Daikho who were killed by the Manipur Indian Reserved Battalion and Manipur Police Commandos stationed in Mao Gate on 6 May 2010 .

The NPMHR honours and salutes their sacrifice as national heroes.

The whole Naga population is also with the many who have been displaced and uprooted from their homes.

NPMHR once again called for immediate rescinding of the Manipur Cabinet decision to bar Th.Muivah from entering his birth place, and subsequent measures being adopted to ensure its decision.

"Terror and violence through military action will bring no solution to the conflict, peace and security can only be achieved by respecting the wishes of the people," the rights group said.