The Opposition Naga People’s Front (NPF), Naga Students Federation (NSF) and Naga Hoho have vehemently condemned the killing of 3 persons by armed miscreants at Lamhainamdi village in Peren district on March 22.

The press bureau of NPF said such merciless killing is not acceptable in society.

It demanded that the culprits be booked and justice delivered to the victims within a timeframe.

Appreciating the Nagaland government for setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case, the Naga People’s Front demanded that home minister Y Patton resign on moral ground if the government cannot bring the case to light within a specific timeframe.

The NPF also conveyed its deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.

Expressing shock and pain at the incident, the Naga Students Federation (NSF) said such barbaric act perpetrated by the anti-societal elements have outraged the sentiments of the entire Naga populace and beyond.

The apex students’ organization of Nagaland also urged the public to desist from furthering the violence and instead collectively work towards ensuring peace and tranquility.

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NSF president Ninoto Awomi urged every section of the society in Nagaland to refrain from giving communal colour to the unfortunate incident.

The Naga students’ organization appealed to the investigating agencies and the Nagaland government to leave no stone unturned to identify the culprits and award befitting punishment at the earliest.

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Condemning the dastardly act, the Naga Hoho demanded justice.

It urged the law-enforcing agencies of Nagaland to nab the culprits and award them befitting punishment without delay.

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In a release, the Hoho said at a time when the Nagas are going through unprecedented situations vis-à-vis the Indo-Naga political settlement, all the Nagas should be united and ensure peaceful atmosphere. It appealed to all Naga national groups in particular not to create social unrest.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com