South Nagas remember Oinam 1987, Mao Gate 2010

Dimapur, April 16 (MExN): The Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) is observing “Remembering Oinam 1987 & Mao Gate 2010” at Tahamzam in Manipur’s Senapati district by taking out what it called “caravan of anguish”.
A note from the NPMHR, South, said “Operation Bluebird” of 1987 of the Assam Rifles led to the murder of “fifteen persons, tortured hundreds, and raped and molested many women.” Operation Bluebird stands testimony to the most inhuman disregard and violation of the rights of the Nagas, the NPMHR stated in a note today. As recently as May 6 2010 in Mao Gate, two students were killed and hundreds, including women, were injured in one of the most brutal inhuman acts committed by the security forces of Manipur, the NPMHR stated.  
The south NPMHR stated – “Justice and accountability for these inhuman acts are still denied to the victims. 24 years after approaching the Guahati High Court, victims of Operation Bluebird still await justice. Many have since died as a result of the torture perpetrated on them during the Operation. Further, in the backdrop of the almost 14 years of negotiation between the Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (IM), incidents like those that occurred on 6th May 2010 at Mao Gate, among others, belie the assurance of the Indian leadership for an early settlement of the Indo-Naga issue.”
In Tahamzam, the main programme will take place on April 17, at the Mini Stadium. Testimonies and messages from victims and musical performances would also be part of the event.
“NPMHR is organising the programme to draw attention to the violation of rights that occurred in these incidents and the denial of justice for the victims. It is hoped that the programme will also create a collective sense of responsibility, solidarity and ownership of these dark incidents, and to collectively move toward getting justice,” the organization stated.
The programme will continue till May 6 2011 with similar events taken to other Naga areas.