DIMAPUR, AUGUST 31: The National Socialist Women’s Organization of Nagalim (NSWON) has expressed shock at some Naga women tying rakhis on the wrists of Assam Rifles personnel at Dimapur and Tamenglong during the Raksha Bandhan.
“This does not reflect the ethos of the Naga political struggle when Naga women were raped, molested, tortured and killed in the most inhuman manner by the Indian security forces in the name of suppressing the rights of the Naga people”, NSWON Chairperson, Hosheli Achumi said in a press release.
The NSWON said it is difficult to believe that those Naga women would do such a thing so disgusting on Raksha Bandhan which is alien to Naga culture.
Stating that Raksha Bandhan is a ceremony honouring the bond between sisters and brothers when sisters tie a thread on the wrist of their brothers and the brothers in turn presents gifts and promise protection to their sisters, the NSWON said there is a striking contrast “as we look back into the Indo-Naga history where there is not a single instance when the occupational Indian security forces have given protection to the Naga women.”
It said no sensible Naga women would go against their conscience to tie Rakhis on the invading forces. “This is a mockery of our fight to honour the Naga martyrs that included many women and young girls. It would have been more befitting had the same group of Naga women paid a token visit to the widows and orphans of the martyrs who made the extreme sacrifice for the Naga nation”, it further said.
NSWON condemns the Naga women who tied the rakhis on the Assam Rifles personnel and said this is an insult to the Naga martyrs and it has brought shame to all the Nagas.
(Page News Service)