Naga students protest in New Delhi

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New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): Naga students in New Delhi expressed their anger over the 'unwarranted firing' by security personnel at the Mao Gate in Manipur on May 5 that led to the death of two women and injured over a hundred others.

The student activists said it is imperative that the Central Government intervenes to defuse the current situation and allow Thuingaleng Muivah, General Secretary of the rebel National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM), to visit his home in the state without any further delay.

"Our leader has not been allowed to visit his birthplace. This is not possible, it is his democratic right, the Government of India has given him free movement and is with him. We want the Government of India to act sincerely," said Livingstone, one of the activists, who took part in the protest march.

"This violation of human rights should not be there and Thuingaleng Muivah should be allowed to visit his birthplace. It is his right and his duty," he added.

The Manipur Government has banned the entry of Muivah in the state, where he has planned to visit his ancestral place, Somdal.

The state government has imposed an embargo on his visit, contending that it will create a law and order problem and might disturb the peace in Manipur.

At least three persons were killed when security forces fired tear gas shells, mock bombs and live bullets to control a crowd, who were vandalising and setting afire police vehicles and other goods kept at the Mao Town Hall after their attempt to take out a protest rally against the decision to bar Muivah from visiting Manipur.

Muivah had proposed to visit Somdal, located in Ukhrul district, between May 3 and 10. (ANI)

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