Thousands of protesters from Ukhrul, Nagaland took out a rally on September 17 showing their protest over the alleged murder of Lt Neiphretuo Metsie-o, Inspector 5th NAP C’ Coy of Chiechama Village. The rally was organized by the Tangkhul Civil Society urging the administration to take strict action on the accused murderers.
A press release of the rally states, “The rally started from two points, Dungrei junction and Kharasom junction and converged at TNL Ground.” The protesters taking part in the rally carried placards with messages like ‘Punish the murderers by the law of the land,’ ‘Murder in cold blood is foreign to our culture, punish them’ etc and looks forward to catch the attention of the administration.
The participants of the rally condemned such crimes as acts against humanity and stated that they are committed “to stand as one with his family, his village and the rest of all the Naga Tribes at this hour of darkest trial. Today, we hang our heads in shame and humility that such a heinous crime is being committed by a member of our community which we abhor in the strongest term.”
The organizers of the rally later sign a declaration jointly by P Peimi, Vice President TNL, Grace Shatsang, President TSL (Women’s League), AS Vaomi, President TNWL (Village Chief Association), AS Rangam, President TKS (Student Union) and LM Thanmi, President TMNL (Youth Council).