NPO, Maram Union decry Mao killing
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 10 2010: The Maram Union has strongly condemned the killing of two students and injuring of many others by security forces at Mao Gate on May 6 .

A press release issued by the Maram Union accused Chief Minister O Ibobi of drawing two major communities of Manipur to a field of confrontation.

By taking into confidence organisations like the UCM and the AMUCO only while other organisations like the UNC and the KIM are sidelined in State affairs, the Maram Union demanded that Ibobi and his Council of Ministers step down gracefully owning moral responsibilities for the present state of affairs before people force them out of office.

It applauded the seven Naga MLAs who abdicated their offices in response to people's call.

It also appealed to the other Naga MLAs and political leaders to follow suit.

The Maram Union also conveyed solidarity to the bereaved families of the deceased who sacrificed their valuable lives for the Naga cause.

Another press release issued by the Naga People's Organisation (NPO), working committee, Senapati, reiterated its stand to continue holding protest against the State Government for killing two students at Mao Gate on May 6 by State forces.

Protest rallies were held at many places in Senapati district raising slogans like "Down, Down Ibobi Government", 'Ibobi Government killer of the innocents" etc.

Women protesters while strongly condemning the killing of the two students demanded immediate withdrawal of the security forces deployed in the district.

The committee has taken a strong stand to continue with various sorts of agitation until the Government fulfil its demands which include entry of Th Muivah to his home village Somdal in Ukhrul.

The NPO Working Committee has also strongly condemned the assault on Naga Hoho general secretary Chuba Ozukum, Naga Hoho joint secretary Gentleson Vashum and Forum of Naga Reconciliation member Nepuni Phiku at Kohima yesterday.

A torch light prayer service was also conducted at Senapati district town hall for the victims of May 6 and for peace in the State today.