Funeral service
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 12 2010: The funeral service of Chakho and Loshu who were killed in police firing at Mao Gate on May 6 was held today.

Their bodies were buried at Kalinamai village in Senapati district in Manipur.

Members of different Naga frontal organisations turned up for the funeral service to pay respect to the departed souls.

Tangkhul frontal organisations also attended the funeral service at Mao today.

At Ukhrul over thousands of people braved the down pour to attend the condolence service of the two students who were killed in police firing at Mao Gate on May 6, today at Town Hall, reports our Ukhrul correspondent.

Saluting the two students as martyrs of the Nagas, who laid down their lives for the cause of peace, the public crowded the venue to pay their homage to the departed souls.

The condolence service was jointly organized under the aegis of the Tangkhul Naga frontal organizations including Tangkhul Naga Long, Tangkhul Students' Union (TKS), Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long (TMNL), Tangkhul Shanao Long (TSL) ,Tangkhul Naga Wungnaolong (TNWL) and many sub-ordinate bodies and organizations.

The condolence service was administered by Viewland Baptist Church Pastor Thomas and during the service all schools were closed for the day while shops downed shutters and vehicles stayed off the road.

Similar condolence services were also reportedly held at other hill districts.

Thousands of people representing frontal Naga organisations, based in Manipur as well as Nagaland attended the funeral service at Senapati.