NSUD rallies for rights
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 04 2009: In coordination with the Naga civil societies from Manipur, Nagaland and Delhi, the Naga Students' Union Delhi organised a grand protest demonstration today from Jantar Mantar to Parliament Street in the heart of the Capital with more than a thousand Nagas shouting slogans for their rights to self-determination today.

Rally staged at Delhi by NSUD

Alleging that the Government of India has been playing dirty games with the recent siege of NSCN camp at Shirui from Jan 19 to Feb 2 as an instance, the rallyists have emphatically demanded New Delhi to expedite the ongoing Indo-Naga political dialogues for a positive solution.

The student body in a release said, "The deployment of more than 500 Assam Rifles troops at Shirui village and hovering of helicopters around the camp where NSCN cadres were holed up was truly a confrontationist approach creating fear in the minds of the villagers".

Besides representatives from various Naga civil societies like Naga Students' Federation, Tangkhul Shanao Long, Shirui Village and the Coordination Committee for Shirui Siege, other Indians representing different organisations like Democratic Students' Union, Pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan, and other Human Rights activists like Nandita Haksar took part in the rally to express their solidarity to the cause of Naga people, the release further said.