Shall not accept anything lesser than capital punishment — Angami Youth Org.
Dimapur, Sep. 18 (EMN): Strongly condemning the murder of Late Neiphretuo Metsieo, the Angami Youth Organisation (AYO)on Sep. 18 appealed the investigating agencies and prosecutors to press for the maximum penalty and declared that it shall not accept anything lesser than the capital punishment which will have deterrent effect for the future generations.
The AYO President, Neinguvotuo Krose and General Secretary, Kekhrie Pfukha, in a press statement, declared that it shall defend the society, land and honour at all cost “and always from a culture of threat and killing”
“We are appalled by the manner in which one of our officers have been victimized and subjected to this heinous crime once again by a deliberately engineered horrifying intent of certain forces without any compunction or human conscience, murdered many of the creamy layers from our community and our society at large,” the AYO stated.
Saying that this compulsively senseless affair which is beyond any possible reasoning requires social boycott and stigma, the AYO stated, “So many precious lives of our people were wiped out and silenced in the guise of the Naga movement and the murder of our officer today reminded us all about the dark days which still haunt us.”
It termed the crime as pre-determined and meticulously executed by the two accused. The AYO stated that crime fits into the category of “rare of rarest” crime and deserves befitting punishment.
It expressed profound gratitude to the public and the police personnel of Manipur, Assam, Nagaland and Railway Protection Force who promptly identified and arrested the perpetrators.
However, the AYO resented, what it termed, the statement made by the concerned tribe of the perpetrators who are jumping to their own justification while the bereaved family is still under deep mourning.
“AYO also warns to any tribe not to shelter any criminals in the Angami jurisdiction. Any crime of this nature committed by a criminal under such sheltering circumstances by anyone, the Angamis shall hold that tribe equally responsible,” the release AYO stated.
While appealing the investigating agencies and prosecutors to press for the maximum penalty for the two accused, the organisation said that it will not accept anything lesser than the capital punishment. It also warned anyone trying to bail out the two murderers or act as bailer(s) of the two. “Such person(s) shall be held responsible for the same crime and the Angamis shall maintain social boycott with the concerned tribe till the barbaric murder case is settled,” the AYO stated.
It further appealed every Angami member, especially the youth, to participate in the public procession organised by the Angami Public Organisation on Wed. Sep. 19.