NSF observes Martyrs’ Day

NSF observes Martyrs’ Day
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Kohima, March 20: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) on Wednesday paid homage to the student martyrs’ who sacrificed their lives while on duty call of students’ body 33 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, the 2nd Nagaland Armed Police force opened indiscriminate firing upon the students rallying in the State capital killing two of them Late Kekuojalie Sachü, a student 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 souls,” said NSF general secretary Imtiyapang while leading the memorial service held at the NSF Martyrs’ Park here.
While remembering the sacrifices made by the two brave Naga students then, Imtiyapang said, “We are ready to make sacrifices for the cause of Naga students and the welfare of Nagas in general.
The short memorial service was attended NSF leaders and its federating units besides well-wishers.
Youth Evangelist of Kohima Ao Baptist Church Bendangsunep offered prayer while the service ended with the laying of wreaths. (Page News Service)