Jun 08, 2010

Nagalim: Displaced Nagas Allowed to Return Home

Sample ImageAfter the incidents and subsequent displacement of Naga villagers, 500 women and children were allowed to return to the town of Mao.

Below is an article published by The Telegraph:


Displaced Nagas from Mao town in Manipur’s Senapati district were repatriated to their respective villages from Kisama, a heritage village in Nagaland, nearly 15km from here today [6 June 2010].


Around 500 displaced people, mostly women and children because of the May 6 [2010] Mao town firing, were living in the heritage village since May 9 [2010] after they were shifted from Khuzama near the Manipur border.


On May 6, two students were gunned down and over 80 injured when Manipur police tried to crack down on the rally organised by the Mao women protesting against Manipur’s decision not to allow NSCN (I-M) general secretary Th. Muivah to enter the state.


A special programme was organised at Kisama by Naga organisations today for the displaced people and the speakers vowed to work for the aspiration and desire of Naga people. They encouraged the people to keep their faith saying no force on earth can divide the Naga people.


The convenor of Coordination Committee on Naga Civil Societies, Niengulo Krome, said no force or government could suppress or divide the Naga people. “We will remove all artificial boundaries,” he added.


Krome said Nagas were living in different administrative units but the day would come when Nagas would do away with all artificial boundaries.


Representatives from several Naga organisations also attended the programme.


Before leaving for their homes in Manipur, women and children presented special songs. They thanked various organisations in Nagaland, including the administration and Nagaland government, for extending help.


They returned to their villages by nine buses arranged by the Nagaland government.