IMPHAL, Jan 21: Various Tangkhul bodies have announced their support to the 12 hours UNC bandh called on Jan 23 in all the Naga inhabited areas against the provocative statement of Jt Secretary of MHA and to expedite the AA arrangement demand of the UNC.
Tangkhul Naga organisations such as the Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL), Tangkhul Katamnao Long (TKS), Tangkhul Shanao Long (TSL), Headmen’s Association and other zonal bodies convened a joint meeting at TNL office and deliberated the matter.
The meet resolved unanimously to support the UNC bandh. During the 12 hours bandh all the offices, inter district transport services, market and schools, colleges etc were to be closed. Unnecessary free strollers in the town will not be allowed.
Speaking to the media persons, TNL president Artax A Shimray said that the Tangkhul organisations will effectively observe the bandh in the whole district. Any individual/ group defying the decision will be at their own risk. He further urged the Tangkhul community to cooperate the 12 hours bandh. Health service, telecommunication and water supply will be exempted from the purview of the bandh. Any individual/ group who violates the shutdown will be at their own risk, Artax said.
He further informed that the Tangkhul body has already resolved to abstain from participating in the Republic Day celebration while appealing all schools, colleges, individuals and social organisation of the district to oblige and support the decision.