Chandel June 29: Several civil organisations including Chandel Naga Peopel’s Organisation (CNPO), Naga Women Union Chandel (NWUC), Naga Students’ Union Chandel (NSUC), Naga Chiefs’ Association Chandel (NCAC), Anal, Aimol, Chothe, Lamkang, Maring, Monsang, Moyon, Tarao, Khoibu tribe union and Campaign for Peace & Democracy Manipur (CPDM) have condoled the sad demise of Isak Chishi Swu (87), founder-member and Chairman of Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah), who passed away in a hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday following a prolonged kidney ailment and urinary tract infection.
CNPO led the organisations in giving respect and honour to the departed soul of the top NSCN- IM leader by organising a condolence meeting at its office located at district headquarters town Chandel which was attended by several Naga leaders and public, said a release from CNPO.
As a mark of respect and mourning a two minute silence was observed during the meeting and all business establishments and shops remained closed.
Several leaders who attended the meeting spoke and remembered the great work contributed by Isak Chishi Swu towards the cause of Nagas.
The gathering, while praying for the soul to rest in peace, shared the pain and sorrows of the bereaved family.
In a separate release, CPDM pays red salute and condole the demise of Chairman of National Socialist Council of Nagalim (IM), late Isak Chishi Swu.
Isak Swu was one of the leaders in Northeast India who have stood firmly for the cause of a political ideology and have dedicated fully to unite his people to achieve higher level of independence and progress, said a release from CPDM.
“He was a tall figure in the post 1947 Naga resistance movement, on whose footprints many Nagas would still continue to strive for brighter future. His untimely demise shocked many who would miss him a lot in crucial times of Nagas’ march towards unity and the struggle for a brighter collective future in the Northeast region.”
The release also said that CPDM feels the pain of losing him and deeply condoles his demise. May his name live long in the history of resistance to subjugation, oppression and exploitation.