Naga women march for peace in Delhi
Source: The Sangai Express / Ninglun Hanghal

New Delhi, May 11 2010: Naga women in traditional wear took out a peaceful march in the capital today.

Walking in silence the women held placards with the words inscribed, 'We have lost two more sons', 'We are Naga women seeking justice and peace', '63 years is enough' etc.

The rally culminated in Parliament Street , where the women prayed for the two boys (L) Loshou (23) and (L) Chakho (21) who succumbed to their injuries during the May 6 incident at Mao.

Offering flowers and lighting candles for the two departed souls followed.

An elder woman, a representative of the Naga mothers prayed for peace and released a symbolic 'dove".

Group song and choirs from youth were also presented at the Parliament Street sit-in-demonstration.

A memorandum was later submitted to Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the UPA, but an appointment sought by the Naga women was deferred due to the hectic schedule of Sonia Gandhi.

In the memorandum submitted to Sonia Gandhi, the Naga women sought for an immediate intervention in easing the plight of the people and help restore normalcy in the region, stating that presently it is spiralling out of control.

The other points mentioned in the memorandum include, a Judiciary Inquiry to the May 6 incident at Mao Gate, immediate revocation of the imposition of CrPC section 144 and withdrawal of IRBs and police commandos from the Naga areas so that people can safely return home.

The Naga women further demanded safe passage for Th Muivah to resume his onward journey to his native village.

"He (Muivah) had already embarked on the journey and how can he be stopped on the way ? " asked one of the women rallyists.

"Why should he be stopped from going home, since the Home Ministry had already given the go ahead signal" said another rallyist.