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Nagas demonstrate in Shillong, demand Prez rule in Manipur

Alleging that Manipur Police opened unprovoked fire on supporters of NSCN-IM general secretary T Muivah at the Mao border check post, hundreds of Naga students on Saturday demanded a judicial probe into Thursday`s incident.



Shillong: Alleging that Manipur Police
opened unprovoked fire on supporters of NSCN-IM general
secretary T Muivah at the Mao border check post, hundreds of
Naga students on Saturday demanded a judicial probe into Thursday`s
incident.

Demanding imposition of President`s Rule in Manipur,
members of Naga Students Union, Shillong held a sit-in protest
at Nagaland House here shouting slogans against Manipur
government`s `highhandedness`.
"The unprovoked firing that led to the killing of Naga
people at Mao is unconstitutional and act of highhandedness.
The culprits should be brought to book and a judicial probe
instituted into the incident," students` body spokesman Xavier
Mao said.

Officials in Imphal, however, maintained that three
people, including two women, were killed in a stampede when
the police used teargas to disperse the people at Mao on that
day.

The NSU protesters also displayed placards like
`Manipur Commandos Killing Machines`, `Say no to Ibobi`,
`Respect human rights` and `Indian government rein in Ibobi`.

"We demand President`s Rule in Manipur since Nagas in
that state are no longer secure as the government has failed
to discharge its constitutional obligation," the students body
said.
The Naga body also submitted a memorandum to President
Pratibha Patil saying "the political gimmick by the Ibobi
government over Muivah`s visit is the root cause of the
prevailing turmoil."

Senior Nagaland Police and civil officials who
visited the Mao area after yesterday`s police action, said two
Naga students were killed and many suffered bullet injuries
when the police opened fire and used teargas and rubber
bullets against those waiting to welcome Muivah across the
border in Manipur.

The Naga body also shot off a memorandum to President
Pratibha Patil saying "the political gimmick played by the
Ibobi government over Muivah?s visit is the root cause of the
prevailing turmoil."

Senior Nagaland police and civil officials who
visited the Mao area after yesterday?s police action, said
that two Naga students were killed and many suffered bullet
injuries when the police opened fire and used teargas and
rubber bullets against those waiting to welcome Muivah across
the border in Manipur.

PTI

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