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Organisations express anguish over terror acts

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By EMN Updated: Aug 12, 2013 12:41 am
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Kohima, August 11

Tired of the factional killings and extortions by way of terrorism acts taking place in the state which create fear psychosis among the citizens and cripple the society, organizations have come out strongly condemning the act of terrorism. It may be mentioned here that one ‘Sgt Maj’ Lithrongse Sangtam of NSCN (K) was gunned down in broad daylight near Naga Hospital Junction, Kohima on August 9 while a grenade lobbed inside a jewellery shop in Dimapur on August 7 injured two persons and one later succumbed to injuries.
In the meantime, the Sangtam Union Kohima (SUK) has vehemently condemned the gunning down of ‘Sgt Maj’ Lithrongse Sangtam of NSCN (K) in broad daylight near Naga Hospital Junction, Kohima on August 9.
A condemnation note of the SUK termed it calling the act as ‘inhuman and senseless’ when the Nagas are praying for reconciliation and lasting peace and added such act will not bring any solution but rather it will create more antagonism and fragmentation. It also expressed anguished that despite people condemning the fratricidal killings, the voices of the public are disappearing in thin air. The union conveyed its condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.
The All Nagaland Taxi Association (ANTA) Kohima unit has also strongly condemned the August 9, 2013 firing incident at Hospital Colony, Kohima, wherein unknown gunmen fired upon a local taxi ferrying passengers.
ANTA Kohima unit president, R Robert Kire in a release said that the gruesome act has led to killing of late Lithrongse Sangtam while the driver of the taxi had a miraculous escape and the taxi was damaged by bullet shot by the unknown gunmen.
Stating that such act put the life of innocent taxi driver was put into danger, the ANTA Kohima unit expressed anguish. “It is a well known fact that due to the growing unemployment problem in our state several educated unemployed youths are driving taxis to earn their daily bread,” it stated.
Making it clear that ANTA Kohima unit does not have issues against any of the Naga national groups, it has appealed all the Naga groups to desist from such act which creates fear psychosis amongst the general public and particularly the taxi drivers.
Meanwhile, Kire also conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that God grants them solace and strength at this hour of grief and sorrow.
In yet another expression of expression of disapproval, the Western Sumi Students Union (WSSU) has vehemently condemned the lobbing of grenade by unidentified miscreants inside Sita Jewelers shop, near Ram Janaki Highr Secondary School, Dimapur on the afternoon of August 7 and injuring two persons – Subash Sonar and Sonta Sonar.
In a press note, the union said such savage act has created fear psychosis among the citizens and feel insecure and crippled the society with terrorism. Therefore the union urged the law enforcing agency to book the culprits and punish them at the earliest.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 12, 2013 12:41:19 am