Tamenglong meets on Mao incident
Source: The Sangai Express / Azonah Zaspar

Tamenglong, May 07 2010: A public leaders' meeting related to the NSCN (IM) general secretary Th Muivah's proposed visit to manipur was held at Tamenglong district headquarters where a protest rally was also organised today in denunciation of the Mao incident that claimed the lives of civilians.

the meeting held at Shikinuh Inn, resolved to invite Th Muivah to Tamenglong district apart from appreciating decision of Naga MLAs to resign from the State Assembly in protest against the mao killing.

Asking the remaining MLAs to step down, the meeting also expressed solidarity to the bereaved families as well as to depute a team with relief materials.

The protest rally participated by over 4000 people from all walks of life was organised by Committee on Political Affairs (COPA) .

A memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister was also handed over to the Deputy Commissioner, Tamenglong.

The representation condemned killing of civilians in the Mao firing and demanded imposition of President's Rule in manipur by ousting the 'most communal Government' .

It also demanded that services of the DGP, DIGP, SSP (imphal West) and SP (Bishnupur) be terminated.

meanwhile, office block of the district's Agriculture and Horticulture Department has been torched at around noon today by unidentified persons.

Joint memo: Condemning the yesterday's Mao Gate incident where two students were killed and more than 80 people sustained injuries in police firing, Naga frontal organisations demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident.

In a joint memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister, United Naga Council (UNC); Naga Women's Union, Manipur (NWUM); All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (ANSAM) and Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) demanded institution of a judicial enquiry into the incident and withdrawal of 144 CrPC which has been imposed to prevent entry of Ato Kilonser of GPRN Th Muivah.

Furthermore, the joint memorandum demanded immediate withdrawal of IRB and Police Commandos from Naga inhabited areas and to allow entry and ensure the safe passage of Muivah to his native valley.

As long as these conditions are not fulfilled, the Naga frontal organisations have decided not to claim the bodies of the two innocent students from the police custody.

Meanwhile, in a separate statement, Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR), while taking serious note of the recent developments in the State, has maintained that an air of apprehension has been created among the Nagas living in Imphal and the assurance of some Meitei organisations for harmony among the communities is not enough.