Friday, March 24, 2023

KSU observes ‘17th Martyrs’ Day’; says atrocities cannot be forgotten

Konyak Students’ Union (KSU) observed “17th Martyrs’ Day” on March 18 at KSU Martyrs’ Park in Mon Town, in remembrance of late. Panglem and late Chahtai.
In a press release, KSU president, T. Noklem Konyak and general secretary, A. Pangnan said the event was organised by the KSU as a mark of honour and remembrance of “our brothers who were kidnapped and brutally murdered by the NSCN IM” on March 18 at Leangha village, while on the call of duty organised by Konyak Union (KU) to protest against the firing that took place at Leangha Village.
KSU reiterated that the union would take forward the legacy of sacrifice made by the brothers and would continue to fight for eternal peace in “our land”.
The union said such atrocities meted to “our own brothers” without any reason cannot be easily forgotten adding “there is no nation on earth that attained its Independence by killing their own brothers”.
KSU said the incident was an “urgent reminder” to all concerned that Nagas cannot afford another innocent life for any cause and that any groups and organizations that claim to represent the voice of the people must uphold peace and protection as their top priority.
Earlier, at the programme short speeches were delivered by KU president, Howing, Konyak Nyupuh Sheko Khong (KNSK) action secretary, Bangman, KSU vice president, Yuwang and family members of late Panglem and late Chahtai.
KSU said that all the members while paying a rich tribute also expressed highest acknowledgement and honour for their act of courage in participating the clarion call of peace rally KU.
Laying of Wreaths was led by all the leaders of Konyak civil societies and the parents of the departed souls.
The programme was chaired by MTSU president, Honpho and invocation was pronounced by District Jail Chaplain, Yeangwai. And as a respect to the lost souls, the union flew its flag at half-mast.

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