United in anger: civil society, pol. units denounce terror attacks
Demand for state to start acting against crime grows
Dimapur, February 23
[dropcap]V[/dropcap]arious civil and political organizations on Monday issued vehement statements denouncing the spate of bomb attacks on legislators and politicians in Kohima and Dimapur by unknown persons.
The angered organizations have asked the state administration to start using the police and enforcement agencies to protect the innocent and bring the perpetrators to justice.The Chakhesang Hoho of Kohima condemned the dastardly act of the unknown perpetrators who set off an improvised explosive device near the residence of MLA Deo Nukhu and Parliamentary Secretary Vikheho Swu at Old Ministers’ Hill in Kohima town on the 21st of February.
The organization stated that the act was nothing short of cowardice and one of frustration and inhumanity. Threatening the lives of people and disturbing the peace of the society can never be tolerated, the organization stated.
The Chakhesang organization has appealed to the law-enforcing agencies to find and capture the culprits “at the earliest” to award them befitting punishment.
Likewise, the All Sumi Students’ Union has denounced the bomb attacks in Kohima as well as the incident on February 18 in Dimapur when armed men opened fire and lobbed grenades at the residence of member of legislative assembly, Dr Benjongliba Aier. The students issued a message on Monday calling for action.
The Sumi students’ organization has asked the investigation authorities of the state to investigate and capture those responsible for the outrage.
Also, the Naga People’s Front (NPF) unit of the 9th Kohima town assembly constituency has condemned the incidents.
While condemning the act, the unit expressed gratefulness that no one was injured in the incident. The unit also expressed sympathy for the owners of the vehicles that were damaged in the explosion. “Such act should never happen again in the middle of so many residences and crowded places,” stated a note on Monday issued by the unit.
The NPF has asked the law enforcement departments to identify and book the culprits. Witnesses are also asked to step forward and testify before the police.
“It may be at Old Ministers’ Hill today but tomorrow it may be your house that is targeted and therefore the citizens of Kohima should come out openly and condemn all unwanted activities,” the release stated.
Also, the NPF unit of 17th Chizami assembly constituency under Phek flayed the attacks. The unit issued a separate press release on Monday stating that ‘such senseless act of terrorism has no place in a civilized society. The group has urged the law enforcement agencies to leave no stone unturned in investigating and bringing the perpetrators of the crime to justice.
Likewise, the Razeba Students’ Union has expressed shock at the act of terror by anti-social elements “The union vehemently condemns such cold-blooded activity creating fear psychosis to the nearby residents. The perpetrators’ act is a grave threat to the whole society and should be condemned by all,” the union stated in a separate note issued on Monday.
The Sumi Aphuyemi Kiphimi Kuqhakulu has also demanded justice. ‘SAKK condemns the barbaric and criminal act by miscreants for suspected selfish motive. Such kind of act has no space in the peace loving society and it’s against the wishes of the general public,” the Sumi organization stated in a note on Monday.
“At this juncture it creates fear psychosis especially in the minds of those innocent students who are physically and mentally preparing for HSLC and HSSLC. SAKK wonders why the Naga society has adopted the practice of gun/bomb culture from the advancing countries, where the value of life has lost its meaning day by day,” the organization added in lament. The SAKk has called for capture of the culprits at the earliest.
Likewise, the Zhavame Students’ Union has denounced the ‘repulsive act’ calling it deserving of punishment. The union issued a note on Monday asking the law-enforcing agencies to investigate the incidents and book the culprits at the earliest.