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Naga Mothers’ Association terms March 5 incident as ‘Barbarism’

By EMN Updated: Mar 08, 2015 11:33 pm

Naga Mothers’ Association terms March 5 incident as ‘Barbarism’

Dimapur, March 8

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) has condemned the unfortunate violent incident that took place on March 5 in Dimapur, which resulted in the death of a civilian and injury to many others.
While condemning the rape incident, NMA expressed regret over the death of the rape accused Syed Farid Khan at the hands of unruly mob.“We strongly condemn the barbarism as no one has the right to take the life of another be it a Naga or non-Naga. As mothers we are pained at the brutality and urge the government to ensure security of women through implementation of laws and maintain law and order for the peace and security of its citizens.”
NMA President, Abei-u Meru and Secretary Lochumbeni Humtsoe in a release extended heartfelt condolence and sympathy to the bereaved families and the injured victims.
NMA also expressed deep concern on the failure of the State government machineries that led to the situation going out of control and the mob taking law in their own hands. Any crime committed should be dealt with as per the law. “We urge people to let the law of the land prevail in all situations.”
The Association appealed upon all citizens to maintain peace and co-operate with the law enforcing agencies and exercise utmost restraint and avoid spreading of rumours, provocative comments to avoid further escalation of tension.
NMA urged the one-man Inquiry set by the government to examine the unfortunate incidents from all angles and submit the report at the earliest.
The NMA drew the attention of the State government on the immediate re-establishment of the Fast-Track Courts in all eleven districts as per the Supreme Court ruling. “Naga Women need such courts for speedy justice and we urge government to take cognizance of women’s appeal and implement it at the earliest.”
NMA also strongly condemned the Rape of 13-year-old girl in Wokha by Mhathung Ezung on March 3 and demanded the law enforcing agencies to punish the culprit according to law and ensure that rule of law prevails.

By EMN Updated: Mar 08, 2015 11:33:52 pm