UNC calls 24 hour bandh

SENAPATI, July 14 (NNN): The United Naga Council (UNC) has threatened to call a 24 hours bandh in ‘Naga areas’ of Manipur from the midnight of July 15 in protest against what it called ‘the military strength show’ of Manipur Chief Minister Okrom Ibobi Singh against the Nagas and also for the immediate implementation of ‘Alternative Arrangement’.

UNC general secretary Gaidon Kamei while addressing to some media persons here said that the latest ‘military strength show’ of Ibobi Singh is presently prevailing in Ukhrul town. Gaidon Kamei said this is not the first time the Manipur government has been harassing the Nagas.

According to the UNC leader, one such instance wasn when, in the year 2010 NSCN-IM general secretary Th Muivah wanted to visit his native village Somdal, Ukhrul district.

Meanwhile, the UNC general secretary said the 24-hour bandh to be begun from July 15 midnight will be a democratic and a peaceful agitation. Educational institutions, media, electricity, medical services will be exempted from the purview of the bandh.

 

 

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