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NMA says it did not file litigation

By EMN Updated: Feb 02, 2017 2:23 am

Dimapur, Feb. 1: The Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) has clarified that it did not file the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Gauhati High Court ‘but by a well-known social activist Vilanuo Angela Yhome, who has also been a Public Litigant.’

A press release from the NMA on Wednesday stated that the petition was in the individual capacity of Yhome as a concerned citizen, seeking direction of the Court on the government to protect voters and candidates with adequate security, when elections are held.

“The petition does not bear the name of the NMA in any manner whatsoever. Therefore, the withdrawal of the Angamimiapfu Mechu Krotho from the NMA, despite proper explanation given, is considered most unfortunate and disappointing in this tough and long struggle for women’s rights and gender justice.

“The NMA conveys our deep condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the peace and rest of the departed souls. We appeal for peace and understanding and place on record that we,along with the other constituents of the JACWR, have kept our word of withdrawing the SLP in the Supreme Court in the interest of peace in the society,” it stated.

By EMN Updated: Feb 02, 2017 2:23:24 am