NSF observes 32nd Martyrs’ Day

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Kohima, March 20: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) today paid homage to the student martyrs’ who sacrificed their life while on duty call of apex students’ body 32 years ago.
On this day in 1986, NSF launched a silent protest against the introduction of IPS cadre and also extension of Disturbed Area Belt from 5 km to 20 km in Nagaland. Since then, every year March 20 is commemorated as the NSF Martyrs Day at the NSF Martyrs’ Park here.
During the peaceful protest, NSF president Kesosul Christopher Ltu recalled that the Nagaland armed police opened indiscriminate firing upon the students rallying in the State capital killing two of them Late Kekuojalie Sachü of Government Higher Secondary School, Seikhazou and Late Vikhozo Yhoshü from Mezhür Higher Secondary School on the spot.
“We pay our humble and solemn respect to the departed soul,” Ltu said while urging the people to uphold the inscription in the epitaph “Let us pray for the dead and fight for the living”. The short memorial service was attended NSF leaders, family members of both the martyrs and members from various student unions. (Page News Service)