DIMAPUR, AUGUST 21 (MExN): The Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) has expressed serious concern on the series sexual assault against women in the state as well as the sudden spurt of violence among NPGs.
Expressing shock that almost every day Nagaland is being traumatized with gory incidents, the NMA in a press statement said a change of mindset has become an absolute necessity in order to curb the rising rates of crimes against women and girls.
The NMA at the same time urged “our sons, brothers and fathers to stop inflicting shame and reproach on us and help us live with dignity and honour.”
The NMA also strongly condemned the "upsurge of killings and shootings among the various factions." “We gain nothing eliminating when we have already lost so many precious lives. What more pain than losing our beloved ones like these?” it questioned.
It therefore appealed all the armed groups to shun violence and instead maintain peace and tranquillity within and outside the perimeters.
“We beseech you all to address issues courageously and with sincerity with respect to human lives. As mothers, we continue our cry for peace and security with our slogan, “Shed No More Blood.”
It also stated that the State Government must ensure that safety, security and respect for precious human lives is upheld and take strong preventives measures to prevent recurrence of violence and killing in the State.