Neli Chakho And Dikho Loshuo Remembered On 14th Martyrdom Anniversary - Eastern Mirror
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Neli Chakho and Dikho Loshuo remembered on 14th martyrdom anniversary

By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: May 06, 2024 11:35 pm
Neli Chakho and Dikho Loshuo
Victor Vikehielie and others during the 14th anniversary of the martyrdom of Neli Chakho and Dikho Loshuo in Mao town on Monday. (EM Images)

KOHIMA — The commemoration of the 14th anniversary of the martyrdom of Neli Chakho and Dikho Loshuo took place on Monday in Mao town.

Speaking at the event, Victor Vikehielie, Vice President of Naga Hoho, emphasised the significance of the day, stating that it was not only a day of mourning but also a source of inspiration for the youth and future generations.

It’s worth noting that Neli Chakho and Dikho Loshuo lost their lives during a protest on May 6, 2010, as the Naga public engaged in a peaceful demonstration in Mao town.

Vikehielie reminded the assembly that they had gathered to pay respects and homage to the two departed souls who sacrificed their lives for the Naga cause. He acknowledged it as a tragic incident and a significant loss for their beloved families.

“We are here for unity and integration of our people; we will not hesitate to speak what is right for our people and will not tolerate any negative actions from our adversaries,” Vikehielie said, adding, “We have been struggling for our sovereignty for too long. Much has been said and done but the desire to live as a sovereign nation remains uncertain.”

He underscored on the occasion the need to think seriously and come together, cautioning that a divided house cannot bring an honourable and acceptable solution to the vexed political issue.

Stating that the struggle they have been going through for decades must bring a better sense of unity amongst them, he stressed that unity alone can expedite the process of negotiation.

He also extended, on behalf of Naga Hoho, deepest condolences to the bereaved families and maintained that it stands for the political and sovereign rights of the Naga people and to protect and defend their culture and tradition.

By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: May 06, 2024 11:35:32 pm
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