UKHRUL, July 13: The Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) and the All Naga Students Association, Manipur (ANSAM) have been irked by the promulgation of the CrPC 144 in Ukhrul town by the district administration. While the apex Tangkhul body TNL has urged the deputy commissioner of Ukhrul to revoke the Cr PC 144 the Naga students’ body has strongly condemned the action of security forces provoking the denizens of Ukhrul town.
The TNL said the CrPC 144 has been clamped based on the apprehension of nuisance and disturbance of public tranquility due to the killing of M Ngalangzar, a member of ADC. “Your conclusion that there is an apprehension of nuisance and disturbance of public tranquility is based on non-existing facts. In fact, the promulgation of Section 144 Cr PC coupled with the fact that hundreds of IRB and Manipur police commandos from Imphal valley is deployed in Ukhrul, is highly provocative. It is in fact fomenting the very situation that your order is trying to avert. Therefore, in the interest of peace, it is absolutely necessary that your order be withdrawn immediately. Any untoward incident resulting from the promulgation of Section 144 CrPC will be the sole responsibility of the government,” the apex Tangkhul body cautioned.
Meanwhile, All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) said it is deeply concerned by the raid and seizure of properties of the Wung Tangkhul Region office of the NSCN-IM and arrest of its cadres by Imphal valley based Manipur police commandos and Indian Reserve Battalion personnel. “At a time when the Indo-Naga peace talk is at a crucial stage, the raid is nothing but an attempt by the communal Government of Manipur to derail the peace talks,” ANSAM alleged.
ANSAM then said the promulgation of Section 144 CrPC based on the apprehension of nuisance and disturbance of public tranquility due to the killing of Mr. M.Ngalangzar by the district administration is unwarranted and has no rationality. It is creating a provocative environment for the public.
ANSAM stated that the heavy deployment of hundreds of Imphal based Manipur police commandos and Indian Reserve Battalion personnel is nothing but to rile up the public and create unwarranted law and order situation. “They are deployed not to safeguard peace and rights of the people but to suppress peoples’ aspiration for peace,” it added.
“All these acts show that the government of Manipur will not stop at anything in its attempts to suppress the rights and aspirations of the Naga people. Therefore, the Naga people should be prepared mentally and physically to stand up for their rights,” ANSAM alerted.