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Naga Council takes lead to counter rape menace

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 8 (MExN): Consequent upon the heinous gangrape incident dated 7/2/2012 at East Burma Camp perpetrated on a Naga wife by atleast 4 Miya miscreants, an emergency meeting was held at Naga Council office by executive members of Naga Council, Dimapur Naga Women Hoho, Dimapur GB Union, Chakhesang Hoho (CHDD Parent body, Women & Youth Units) in the office of Naga Council at 11 AM.  Prior to finalizing strategies to battle recurring rape menace, the following decisions were taken pending a larger public meeting.
According to a press note issued by the Naga Council, the meeting vehemently condemned what it described as “the beastly act by the Miya miscreants which is beyond comprehension” and demanded severest punishment failing which a suitable course of action to be decided by public.
It was also informed that a larger public meeting shall be convened on 10th February, 2012 at 11 AM in the office of Naga council to thoroughly “discuss the despicable trend of rape and antisocial acts, its penalty and related issues considering the hard fact that till date, neither tangible results is seen nor is there subsidence of such acts in the society”.
The following organizations have also been requested to send their competent authorities/representatives to participate and deliberate/frame public strategy to eradicate and scale down such incidents in future. This include the Naga Council Councillors, DNWH, GB Union Dimapur, DDGBA, all Dimapur town based Tribal Hohos, Student Union, Citizens Forum, WSH, CPO (Chakhroma), NGOs, various village & colony Chairmen/Secretary of Dimapur, Zeliang Baudi, NPMHR, etc.
The Naga Council press note informed that no separate notice will be issued due to shortage of time. Hence, all are requested to treat this information as official.
Muslim Council wants “capital punishment” for rape accused

Dimapur, February 8 (MExN):
The Muslim Council of Dimapur has condemned the rape of a 23 year old Naga lady by five “migrant Mias” at East Block, Burma Camp in Dimapur on Monday and demanded “capital punishment” for the accused.
“In an emergency meeting convened by the MCD of various Masjid committees, Iddgah committee and the Muslim Jamat on Wednesday, it was unanimously decided to appeal to all the judiciary to award capital punishment to the rapists and also lauded the Dimapur police for their prompt action to arrest the culprits,” a message from the Muslim Council said today.
 “The MCD also prays to Almighty Allah to give strength and courage to the victim to overcome from the mental and physical trauma,” the Muslim Council said, while condemning the crime “on behalf of the Muslim community of Dimapur.”
According to the council the “bonafide Muslims of Dimapur” are “very much upset” particularly the way the migrants and the floating population has brought disrepute to the community. The council has appealed to the authorities to “formulate laws to protect the identity of the community so that the community members can live with dignity and honour.”
The MCD also appeals to land and house owners to maintain verified documents and photographs of Muslim tenants before renting out a room or house.

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