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Dimapur, July 13: The Naga Hoho (NH) and the Naga Mother’s Association (NMA) have sought assistance from the authorities concerned to bring the bodies of the 6 NSCN (IM) cadres killed in an encounter with security forces in Arunachal Pradesh on July 11.
In a letter to the Deputy Commissioner, Longding District, Arunachal Pradesh, the Naga Hoho requested the DC to make necessary arrangements and send the mortal remains of the slain NSCN (IM) cadres to Nagaland.
NH president HK Zhomomi and general secretary K Elu Ndang said the Naga Hoho which represents the Naga people from all Naga inhabited areas desires to bring all the slain bodies for final rites in their respective village “as our conscience does not allow our sons to be buried in an unknown land without showing last respect to the departed souls.”
The NH expressed its regret for the inability to come and receive the dead bodies owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a separate representation to Lt General Shokin Chauhan, Chairman, Ceasefire Monitoring Group, Kohima, the Naga Mother’s Association (NMA) sought the immediate intervention and help of the CFMG to bring the bodies of the departed young men to their families back in their villages.
NMA president Abeiu Meru and advisor Dr Rosemary Dzuvichu said the NMA is deeply pained with the shocking encounter and death “our sons” in Arunachal Pradesh in the midst of a peace process and an ongoing ceasefire.
The NMA requested the CFMG to help in ensuring safe passage for the departed souls to rest in peace in their respective villages.
Bodies likely to reach today
Meanwhile according to sources, the bodies of the slain cadres are likely to reach Dimapur on Tuesday.
(Page News Service)