Ball lobbed into Delhi's court; Naga bodies petition MP
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 18, 2010: The United Naga Council, the Naga Women's Union Manipur, the All Naga Students' Association Manipur and the Naga People's Movement for Human Rights have submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh urging him to institute a judicial inquiry into the Mao incident of May 6, immediate withdrawal of Section 144 CrPC and immediate withdrawal of IRB and police commandos from Naga areas.

They also urged the Prime Minister to prevail upon the Manipur Government to lift the ban on Muivah's visit to his native village.

Reminding that they had earlier submitted another memorandum on May 6 through SDO Tadubi, seeking intervention of the Prime Minister in the situation resulting from the May 6 incident, the four organisations said that they were disappointed and agitated as no adequate and timely response was forthcoming.

The Govt of India must understand that in order to sustain the Indo-Naga peace process, the act of treachery (of not honouring its own commitment given to Muivah to allow him visit his native village) with the intention of pitting one community against the other and to undermine the aspirations of the Naga people, will only damage the credentials and undermine the justification of India being a democratic entity, they added.