Dimapur, September 12: Eastern Konyak Union (EKU) and Naga Students Organisation (NSO), both based in Myanmar, have mourned the death of Wangmao, Chief Angh of Yenchong Village, who passed away on September 11.
A statement from EKU said that Wangmao had protected the Eastern Konyak people particular, Naga people in Myanmar in general, from the military activities of the Junta several times.
He was the ‘bravest Angh’ to save the Konyak people’s rights and Naga customary practices when the Junta’s military tried to fully occupy the civilian area, it stated.
It extended condolences and strength to the bereaved family.
In a separate message, the NSO recalled Wangmao for his bravery against the military Junta’s forceful conversions of Nagas into Buddhism during the late 1990s.
He had stood strong and firm against the “evil force of the Burmese military” and no Konyak village was converted to Buddhism, it stated.
He was also a member of the peace group negotiating between the government of Myanmar and the NSCN (K) that led to the signing of a truce in April 2012, it added.
The NSO conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and to the Konyak people.
(Page News Service)