Naga mothers accuse India of witch-hunting public leaders
Dimapur, Feb. 10 (EMN): The Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) has condemned an incident that happened at Kolkata Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, where Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) secretary-general Neingulo Krome was allegedly stopped from boarding his flight to Bangkok, citing standing orders not to allow him to leave the country.
The Naga Mothers’ Association issued a press release on Monday stating that “Krome is a leading and committed Human Rights defender, particularly of Naga political rights for decades” and has represented the Naga people at numerous International Forums and the United Nations to speak on the Naga rights and the need for peace. “At a time when there are concerted efforts to bring about lasting peace in our land, it is highly questionable that Indian authorities are carrying on a witch hunt of public leaders and harassment on unknown grounds. We seek to draw the attention of the Governor of Nagaland on this unfortunate incident and urge for the respect of human rights defenders and organisations to bring about a Just Peace in our lands,” read the statement.