August 2008 News
In the backdrop of the ban on Sumi Hoho and Western Sumi Hoho by N SCN, the apex Naga body, Naga Hoho has reacted in a manner without taking into consideration the actual compelling circumstances that led to the unpleasant ending against the two Sumi bodies. Such disastrous turn of event is never the desire of the NSCN. But when some individuals or groups tried to go overboard to impose their wills against the interest of the nation then the matter has to be dealt in befitting manner to drive home the point that sectarian interests should not come in the way of nation’s interest.
NSCN, as the people’s mandated body will never stoop that low to impose its will against the people. This is not what NSCN believed and practiced. Collectives opinions are always sought to strengthen the struggle, and that has been the NSCN’s source of strength to take the movement this far.
Naga Hoho, while pursuing on the course keeping guard the interest of the Nagas cannot also impose its will on the people to come in direct collision with the nation’s principle. As much as the Naga Hoho is for the good of the Nagas, NSCN’s action cannot be faulted because the overall interest of the nation is supreme. And that has been the guiding principle behind NSCN’s search for solution of its problem with India.
There is no room or reason to cause any misunderstanding. But when the Sumi’s leadership under SH/WSH acted in belligerent manner to force its way through, a stopgap measure has to be imposed.
NSCNs clash again
Dimapur, August 1 (MExN):
Dimapur, August 1 (MExN): There was one casualty in a gun battle between the NSCN factions at Kuhuboto area, under Niuland this evening at around 4 pm. The slain cadre is said to be one “sgt maj’ Z Viketo Achumi of “NSCN/GPRN,” hailing from Litsami village in Zunheboto. It is learnt that his mortal remains have been brought to Kuhuboto town, and the Kuhuboto Town Council will take care of the burial. The situation in Kuhuboto area is said to be tense but under control.
According to the president of Kuhuboto Ghukhu (Area) Public Organisation Kakiye Zhimomi, the firing started at 3:30 pm at Nito Farm which is adjacent to Kuhuboto. The public and the 11th IRB personnel stationed at Kuhuboto tried to intervene in the gun battle but they were prevented by the NSCN (IM) cadres, so they stayed around 100 meters away from the farm, Kakiye informed.
The Assam Rifles, ADC Niuland, SDPO Niuland also arrived at the spot, but they were also prevented by the NSCN (IM) cadres from intervening in the gun battle. There were more than 70 NSCN (IM) cadres, Kakiye informed. The gun battle lasted for nearly three hours. Police also confirmed the death of the “NSCN/GPRN” cadre. There were reports of more deaths, which could not be confirmed or ascertained.
Meanwhile, KGPO president, Kakiye Zhimomi has appealed to the underground cadres not to exchange fire or fight in civilian-populated areas. He also appealed that the cadres should not prevent the public and the security forces from securing the lives of innocent public members, like old folks, children and women who get trapped in such battles.
AUGUST 05th ’08
In the conflict with internal forces or external forces casualty do take place. But the society’s civilized standard demands that last respect is given to the dead bodies before being send off with the condolence message “may the soul(s) rest in peace. Due military ethics is also applied to any Army personnel, irrespective of rank, by treating the bodies with the respect and honour it deserved. Even the criminals are given decent burial. This is human civilization, and Nagas does not live in isolation.
Nagas civilization or indecency is not the issue as desperately projected by K-group. But the haunting memory of the casualties at Setheikima, Shouba, Vihokhu Camp and other places where nearly 60 precious souls were sacrificed for a lost cause continue to provoke sleepless nights. And to cover that humiliation and defeat they have to resort to something ‘deceitful’ to fool the people again and again.
NSCN never glorified the lost of Naga souls. It is a lost for all the Nagas. But they were misled and they died fighting a lost battle and the mounting casualties continue to haunt the living souls. It is a living story and the truth cannot be buried. The living comrades will testify the truth and the truth shall remain in history.
NSCN’s sense of human value has little room for doubt. No dead body is left unattended or without getting retrieved. It served no purpose in the sight of God or man to hide any dead bodies. Defeat or dead in uniform has to be accepted with grace and dignity. But the harsh reality is that Nagas have to fight among themselves for political misadventures, undertaken by Kitovi-Mulatuno-Azheto group.
And disgustingly, the issue of unification when processed wrongly becomes the sources of all death among the Nagas.
AUGUST 05 ’08
Without political vision any struggle in the name of political identity will come to naught. It is political vision that drives the political movement, and it is the recognition of the legitimacy of the movement under the NSCN that the govt. of India approached the NSCN to initiate political negotiations at the Prime Ministerial level without any pre-conditions in a third country. Dynamism is the understanding of the NSCN on the sovereignty issue in this changing political scenario across the world. For us sovereignty is non-negotiable.
Ever since, Khaplang signed the ceasefire with the govt. of India no single round of talk have taken place. This cannot be without reason. But certainly, there is no agenda forthcoming from the group that is worth having a glance. But to divert people’s attention, pretext was created, though the Naga people are no longer that naive to understand the blankness in K-group in the matter of Indo-Naga political issue.
Hobnobbing with the adversaries to undermine NSCN has always been the focus of the K-group. Fighting with NSCN has always been the K-group’s indulgence. And they still shout about sovereignty. In any political terminology, they are yet to show the meaning of sovereignty. They are yet to define its true meaning in Naga context. But they acted with seeming obsession without any concrete step to show their political seriousness.
NSCN is equally concern for the people of Eastern Nagalim. Accept it or not there is international political demarcation cut through our land. To do away with this dividing line we need to adopt the correct political approach guided by pragmatic strategies. NSCN will never forsake our Naga brethrens of Eastern Nagalim.
Naga need to play the game well and that political game will go suicidal if not handled properly and with pragmatic approach.
The will of the people is always supreme and for the ultimate analysis of any situation. Has the K-group tested the nerve of the Naga people on the issue of sovereignty? What is their political understanding of sovereignty? (If any) How far have they followed the ethics of Naga sovereignty practically? But pretension and deception will not take the K-group far enough. The truth will hit them hard and they cannot keep on fooling the people by shouting ‘sovereignty’.
SPEECH OF ISAK CHISHI SWU, THE YARUIWO
PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF NAGALIM
ON THE OCCASION OF 62ND NAGA INDEPENDENCE DAY,
14TH AUGUST 2008.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
My dear Countrymen,
On this auspicious day, I would like to thank God for granting us this beautiful time to celebrate our 62nd Naga Independence Day. I am very grateful to the Almighty God for guiding us throughout our journey of struggle this far. May this celebration glorify God and also bring more blessing to the Naga people with resolve to march forward vigorously.
Let us recollect that on August 14, 1947, the Naga People in the British occupied area declared independence with the decision to re-unite with their brothers who remain free outside the British occupation. Thank God for the wise leadership who have taken the wise and bold step in the right time for the good of the posterity? India and Myanmar have no legal and political right to claim any parts of Nagalim.
On this auspicious day, I, on behalf of the Naga nation pay highest tribute to all the sons and daughters of the soil who have made supreme sacrifice for our today and tomorrow. May God grant them eternal glory! It is because of their selfless sacrifices that the position of Naga people is lifted to the highest level.
Nagalim has always a special place in the heart of every Naga because they are fully persuaded that it is of the three God give things—land, freedom and eternal salvation under which Nagas’ political foundation have been laid down. The Naga people without Nagalim is a homeless nation. God, the creator knows what is best for the Naga people and placed us in the land where we live today to fulfill His purpose, just as He placed other nations in their respective countries. Therefore, it is the bounden duty of the Nagas to defend their land from the aggressors. We will never part with the land that God had given us to glorify His name eternally. God forbids! Nagas are not covetous of the land that belongs to others. Nagalim did not, does not, and will not belong to others.
The world today is dominated with greed for hegemonestic expansion. The War of aggression is also mostly based on covetousness. And the lust for power comes into play in the most demeaning manner. Therefore, they resort to war of aggression unmindful of the political rights of the aggrieved peoples.
It is more than eleven years since the National Socialist Council of Nagalim has been talking with the Government of India to resolve the long standing political issue between the two nations. It has become a long process, no doubt. The process is still going on towards peaceful and honorable settlement; we will not compromise with any power on earth on the right of the Naga nation to have its rightful place in the community of the world with full of dignity and self-respect.
In our journey towards the promised-land, some of our friends became impatient and went astray in search of temporary comfort and position. One must know that temporary comfort is a false security. They can’t find their security in the enemy’s camp. Giving up their right of self-defence, they have gone over to the enemy’s camp, have lost peace, freedom, security and self-identity. The enemies cannot give them all these priceless things. Rather, the enemies will betray and destroy them in their own good time. Therefore, I request all the Naga people to stand on the side of Nagalim, not on the side of the aggressors. The aggressors are bound to use all kinds of tricks and even force against the sovereignty, territorial integrity or political independence of our people. The deserters have become the instruments of the enemies against their own people. Even God does not use this kind of self-condemned and deserted people for His services.
Everybody has been made uniquely, so everybody has to play their unique role in our struggle for the liberation of Nagalim. Fighting against one’s own people, standing on the side of the aggressors will not lead to the promised-land, nor will fence sitters lead to the promised-land. We are fighting for the cause of our nation and we are answerable to give an account to our people. Therefore, the Nagas who have gone astray and working against the Nagas’ aspiration and against the will of God must return home.
On this auspicious occasion I, on behalf of Naga nation express our deep and sincere gratitude to all the countries, support organizations, and renowned individuals around the world, for their support, selfless sacrifices and their constant campaign on our behalf to all the world communities.
The journey to our promised-land is never too long. We will certainly reach one day, because we have been destined to reach and live there to glorify the living God. Nagas should never be disheartened no matters what comes. So this is the right time to regenerate our energy to go further. Liberation of Nagalim is our common cause. It is the will of God and for the best of the people of Nagalim. I, on behalf of the People’s Republic of Nagalim appeal all the people of Nagalim to rise up and stand together on the side of God and Nagalim.
K U K N A L I M
THOUGHTS FROM GRACE COLLINS HONORARY AMBASSADOR
NAGA -AMERICAN COUNCIL
ON THE OCCASION OF 62ND NAGA INDEPENDENCE DAY,
14TH AUGUST 2008.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Dear Precious Brothers and Sisters of Nagalim
On behalf of the Naga – American Council I would like to offer my congratulations to God and GPRN/NSCN on your special day as you celebrate your 62nd Naga Independence Day. I would like to honor the brave men and women who have defended your nation and who unfortunately lost their lives in the heroic effort to fight for what they believe is right. Their contribution will always be a part of your history and the asphalt of your road to freedom.
Today I write to you to give you encouragement to keep the faith and to remind you to keep your eye on the prize. You must Praise God because there are signs all over the place that you are closer than you know to reaching your goals. One noticeable sign is that there has been a lot of spiritual warfare around your nation. The formation of yet another group has caused great confusion and has cost more lives of your brothers at the hand of not just Indians but your own brothers. How sad. So I request that you contemplate the following scriptures that the Holy Spirit gave to me to remind you.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”
You see we must actively RESIST the devil, and we must consciously, willingly DRAW NIGH to God. Hold God to His word and call upon Him to make good on this promise. Seek his face for wisdom direction and clarity amongst confusion. Seek peaceful solution yourselves through confessions and forgiveness. That is Gods work anyway. Instead ask God to give you inspiration on how to develop your nation in a positive way that will build hope for a better future.
Your nation is a beautiful one with many devout Christians who really know God’s word. Even during all your long suffering of trials and tribulations you have come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ. How lucky and richer you all are than those who do not know him. He has blessed your nation with so many natural resources. The fact that you are strategically placed in a spiritual hotspot sandwiched between all of the worlds other greatest religions to be an epicenter for Jesus Christ makes your people special indeed and perfect to able to implement the Nagalim for Christ Campaign. Since your land is also in the midst of the two fastest growing economies China and India I believe Nagalim is ripe to become a bonafide economic player if you learn to manage your resources wisely. You must be wary of greedy players but also see how your resources can help your nation develop into a thriving economy that can help all Nagas.
I ask the youth to especially consider my words and support the collective leadership of NSCN. They have relentlessly held onto the purity of their beliefs and have sacrificed much to fight for your freedom for almost 50 years. It is your duty to constantly seek your own passport to heaven asks God to reveal his will learn from and support the collective leadership and implement what you have learned from contemporary life to develop non-violent solutions so you and your children to come can live truly be free.
With these thoughts I leave you with these other scriptures to think about.
“I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plan to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)”
Remember keep your eye on the prize. The first prize is gaining your citizenship in heaven and the second is your freedom in the alien country on earth. So submit to God and seek to draw closer to him so he can draw closer to you and help you through your struggles. Only through him will you ever be able to achieve you goals.
Paul concurs: “Our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20); “We are ambassadors for Christ” (II Corinthians 5:20;) our allegiance is to Christ, the King of the Kingdom of God); we are “strangers and pilgrims” in a foreign land (I Peter 2:11). Our land is the Kingdom of God. The country we live in is an alien nation.
God Bless Nagalim and God Bless America!
K U K N A L I M
A Naga International Support Center, NISC,
A human rights organization
Press Release Amsterdam, August 17 2008
Fratricide initiated and sponsored by the Government of India must end Measures to bring law and order back in torn Nagaland must be taken !!!
Power monging, greed on the basis of bloody past differences have led to a vicious circle of violence among the Nagas resulting in indiscriminate pay back revenge, murder. Irrespective of who and what organization started this violence for the greater cause of the Nagas it is imperative to close ranks and to set the example of dealing with a just society which has human rights at the forefront of its policies.
No leaders of any self respecting Naga organization who claim to represent the Naga People should resort to exterminating adversaries, but instead set the example by showing compassion, extend forgiveness and insist on bringing culprits to justice; even if these errant culprits are found to be within their own ranks
In general the type of violence, now rampant in Nagalim, can continue because of the absence of a law abiding system on which a judiciary system is based. Culprits acting on their own or who have been directed by their superiors can do as they please and because they have the weapons, they actually do kill. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of Nagas have been killed this way. For a just society to be created it is absolutely necessary to come to terms with law and order. Not only out of respect to the slain people, cadres and innocent people alike, but also this is of utmost importance for the relatives of the victims. These relatives naturally harbor grudges which feed on the urge to take revenge. If these grudges are not recognized and addressed the spiral of violence continues and intensifies.
An organization an be right in its principles and under direct threat and confrontation can be compelled to retaliate, yet to only go after small fry without addressing the core in the form of the responsible and thus accountable leaders will lead to loss of faith in that righteous Naga organization. It is elementary to know that this only plays into the hands of the adversary of all Nagas.
The Naga International Support Center, NISC, urges the Naga National Council (all factions of it), the NSCN Khaplang Group (including the recently joined Unification Group headed by Azetho Chopy and the Naga Socialist Council of Nagaland, NSCN-IM, headed by Isak Swu and Thuingalang Muivah to come together openly. This way the Naga Peoples will come to know what differences separated them and on which basis justice can be done. As it has shown to defend the Naga rights against invaders NISC urges the NSCN-IM to set the example and so to eradicate all those who are guilty of taking the law into their own hands.
It is interesting to observe that in the land called Nagaland, land of the Naga Peoples, Nagalim, where a vast majority have embraced Christianity, the Bible is known well and surely so is the ‘Thou shall not kill’ of the Ten Commandments.
Let sanity prevail so human rights can be restored, let revenge belong only to the feeble and insecure, let the Nagas unite with justice in mind so the great issue of the ‘Naga right to self determination’ can be pursued with vigor driven by theunited stand.
United Nagas can stand, divided they shall fall.
NSCN (IM) condemns rival for killing
Dimapur, August 20 (MExN):
The Isak-Muivah led GPRN/NSCN Angami Region has strongly condemned what it termed as the “brutal killing of its comrade Captain (late) David Tangkhul by armed cadres of Khaplang faction by intruding into his own house without any reason near Razhü Point, Kohima on the fateful night of August 19”.
Neiba Kire, ‘Care Taker-cum-Co-Member, Monitoring Cell, GPRN NSCN (IM), Angami Region’ described Late ‘Captain’ David Tangkhul as a brave soldier who had sacrificed his life to be utilized in the service of the Naga nation. “He was a sincere, dedicated and disciplined soldier till his last breath. In him, we have lost a brave soldier and true son of the soil”.
Alleging that this was not the first instance where the “Khaplang cadres have been involved in the inhuman murder of our beloved Naga brethren and all sort of anti-social activities in the Naga society”, the GPRN/NSCN (IM) Angami Region cautioned that it will no more remain a mute spectator, if the Khaplang cadres do not stop such provocations against them and also stop all movement of anti-social elements in the society.
The GPRN/NSCN (IM) Angami Region conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that the Almighty God grants strength and solace to them at this hour of grief. “We also pray that departed rests in eternal peace”.
On the 62nd Naga Independence Day celebration at Khudei, Tuensang one significant point was hit upon by the Guest of Honour of the function, Mr. Lunthru, Tatar. During his speech he makes a pointed reference to the fact that many of the Naga leaders and followers are yet to learn how to stand by the “truth”. “When something is black they should not hesitate to call that black and if the other things are white they should not be afraid to point out that it is black”. This is the standing problems among the many Nagas. There is no use trying to show two faces and trying to please all. This is only confusing the people, and misleading too.
In the function, attended by top members of ENPO, ENSF, CKS, USLB, PPC, KTC, GB. Union, YTC and ATMA, Mr. Lunthru minced no words to touch on this sad state of affairs, driving home on the need to be more focus on identifying the color of each group who claimed to be Naga nationalist.
22nd August 2008
Any Killing among the Nagas is unfortunate as this reflects the demoralizing standard of the Naga society. The Socio-Political situation going through a crucial testing time should not be shaken to go downhill by allowing such killing to go on. In the face of this anxious moment, the cold blooded killing of late.P.Peiningbe Zeliang, GB of Railway Bazar has come as a shocking incident that necessitate strongest condemnation by all who value the deeper meaning of peace and the effort that goes towards building peaceful atmosphere in the backdrop of our Indo-Naga political talks entering a critical stage.
NSCN thus condemn the killing of late.P. Peiningbe, and express our sympathy and sorrow to the bereaved family members. May his soul rest in peace and pray that God give them strength and solace at this hour of grief and tension.
At the passing away of Zuheto Swu Retd.DIG(BSF) the All Sumi National Workers of NSCN express heartfelt condolence. We consider him as a person possessing rare character with a distinct personality of his own. His concern for the Indo-Naga political problem was always reflected in different occasions. But to see him die without a glimpse of the Naga solution is the saddest part of his life and to bid him good bye in such manner is all the more sad for the Sumi. But the will of God prevails. May his soul rest in peace, and may the almighty God bestow strength and solace to the bereaved family members to sustain to face this hour of grievance.
All Sumi National Workers ,GPRN/NSCN (IM)
It is very unfortunate for late Tokuka Awomi to have met such tragic accident leading to his untimely death. This has come as a great shock to NSCN, particularly to the Sumi national workers of NSCN. His death comes at a time when his service was needed the most, and, therefore his absence will be greatly felt. He was recently inducted as Rajapeyu in the Sumi Region. But God has his own program for each person and Tukuka’s service to the Naga nation was cut short according to his will. For the short service rendered for the nation and particularly his dedicated spirit for his people, the nation shall remember him in the pages of the history in the making.
May the soul of Tokuka rest in peace and our prayer is for the bereaved family members. May God give them strength and solace to overcome the burden of grief and sorrow at the lost of beloved Tokuka
A Naga International Support Center, NISC
A human rights organization
Press Release Amsterdam, August 23 2008
Human rights violations in Manipur: India Insurgents forcibly recruit children.
This despicable act of Kidnapping should be condemned by all; the culprits apprehended and prosecuted
While closely monitoring developments in Manipur State, India, The Naga International Support Center, NISC, is dismayed over the forced recruitment by the kidnapping of under aged children of so called ‘freedom fighters’. Because this is a matter of great, even, international concern today NISC feels compelled to denounce those organizations or deployed individuals stooping to this subhuman level. Seizing children to train as soldiers for respective armies is deplorable yet has reached unfathomable heights. Most probably these criminals think that their right to self determination supersedes all individual rights but are in fact flagrant violations of individual human rights. This misconception strongly deserves strong condemnation and direct action by the authorities should be against these abominable acts. Not only the children themselves are forced to grow up with guns to fight for a cause they have no say in but also the desperate parents of these children fall victim to those unscrupulous people. Our hearts go out to parents and relatives and all children who suffer from being treated like slaves.
Children are the future; they are the pillars of tomorrow. It is our duty as parents, as society and as international community to protect and them from evil forces. Because the Naga International Support Center is a human rights organization we cannot idly sit and watch children being used, abused and ultimately enslaved. Today many mothers weep for they lost sons and daughters. All in Manipur should rise to speak out against this anomaly.
So far no organization or government came forward to actively stop the inhumane abductions. NISC calls on all sensible people: to stand up and raise your voice against these devilish acts once and for all.
The Naga International Support Center urges the United Nations to speak out against this subhuman behavior and to take action against the Government of Manipur
– the Government of India to intervene when the local state Government is
not capable or unwilling to do so
– the national organizations standing for their right to self determination of for instance the Kukis, the Nagas, the Meiteis and many others to speak out against those kidnappers and if they have ties with those criminals to apprehend them and hand them over to the proper authorities
The Killing of 2nd Lieut MaoToshi Imchen, Naga Army, at Hazi Park by the K-group is unfortunate. The Naga Army officer was on duty when he was fired upon by miscreants belonging to K-group.
In his death the NSCN and the nation had lost a young and bright officer who stands to perform his duty in the face of the risk involved at the hands of the anti-social elements. The Naga nation is proud of the extreme sacrifice he had made, and shall be honored in the heart of every Naga who love the Naga nation.
The NSCN expresses heartfelt condolence and pray that his soul rest in peace. His spirit shall continue to live to inspire the Naga Army’s young and upcoming officer. May God be with the bereaved family members and give them strength and solace at this hour of grief and sorrow.
25 August 2008
The death of Mr. Tangthang Kholou, APO. Kuki Affairs on 24 Aug. at his native village Phaizol, Jalukie is unfortunate and a lost to the Kuki and NSCN. The NSCN, therefore, condole his death. His service to the nation shall always be valued and remembered. May his soul rest in peace and may God be with the bereaved family members giving them solace and comfort at the hour of grief and sorrow.
25 August 2008
The road to Naga Unification is straight and not crooked. Any recourse to crooked means will not work and has boomeranged, much to the indignation of all Nagas who believe in the genuine search for Naga Unification. This is the undeniable truth of the unification initiative that took off on 23rd Nov’07, and will go down into history of the Nagas as something very unpleasant because it has not been handled in the manner that touch the thinking of all who can matters in materializing such sensitive issue as unification.
Despite the unsavory exploitation in the name of unification, NSCN kept cool and never went for any sort of aggression or offensive. Killing and abduction started soon after taking the issue of Unification. But keeping in mind the explosive nature of the circumstances NSCN exercised utmost restraint. A real test of patience and forbearance for the Naga Army in the face of deliberate provocation.
But to follow deceitfulness was never the trait of NSCN functioning. It is unfortunate to come across K-group baseless press statement. Any killing that took place in Dimapur should not be drawn at the face of NSCN. This is simply creating more confusing in the mind of the public. Under the circumstances the actual picture on the killing of PP. Zeliang GB of old Railway Colony and assault on Nihol Aye (Bimol Dhar) need to be made very clear to the public lest they are carried away by the false and misleading allegation of the K-group. For quite sometime PP. Zeliang GB was served a warning by K-group for having played a role in bailing out some NSCN members from jail, and at the same time his being very outspoken against any social nuisance within the area of his jurisdiction. This has earned the displeasure of the K-group. And he was eventually shot dead for being upright to his principle to defend social justice and peace.
Nihol Aye (Bimol Dhar) has no quarrel or any standing case with NSCN to warrant being shot in such a manner. And therefore, to put the blame on the NSCN is uncalled for and without basis.
NSCN still believe in the creation of peaceful environment and receptive to any approach to do away with all misconceived notion about Naga Unification. Killing and counter killing is not the answer.
27 August 2008
Targeting and killing at random is the visible sign of K-group going against NSCN. Mr. Thomas Poumai was killed at Kohima today by K-group claiming that he is a member of NSCN. Thomas was long discharged from service and NSCN have nothing with him whatsoever.Thomas was pulled out from his house and shot dead on the spot.
29 August 2008
The gang-rape of a pregnant woman by the college-going students has come as a great shock, and beyond human imagination in today’s society. The moral degradation in the Naga society is nothing new. But the nature of this rape incident has given a new dimension to the safety of woman in Naga society. The intoxication of our Naga youths is going in the direction where morality and human thinking are worst than anything that confront today’s society. And the fact this is happening in the very land of the Nagas with both the criminals and victim as Nagas pain us all the more. The modern dictionary would be short of providing the appropriate and befitting words to condemn such inhuman act to drive home the point that the four accused should not be given the chance to come out of the jail under any circumstances till the legal authority take its own course to give them capital punishment. This is the only way to deter such happening in future.
Not enough, the whole Nagas should hang their heads in shape. The male society, in particular should treat this incident as a dirty act crossing all level of human falling standard. Oh, what a society the Nagas have invited today where sexual offenses have crossed all human limits.
Dated Oking, 30 Aug. 2008
This is in connection with the 29 Aug. 2008 incident at Burma Camp where one person was shot dead while another was seriously injured but later succumbed to injury.
From our source of information it is very clearly confirmed that the two fell victims of their own comrades. We assumed it to be possibly of mistaken identity and sometimes such incidents do occur. However, it is very pathetic to see branding their own comrades as defectors in order to cover their own mistake. At least for the sake their dear and loved ones some honor should have been given to the dead. It is unethical from human point of view and unpalatable to swallow for the society as a whole. It is always better to accept the reality and assert the truth because nothing can be kept hidden for long from the people.
The livings shall bear witness to where they firmly stood until their last moments.