PRESS RELEASE ANSAM

PRESS RELEASE
Dated Tahamzam, May 24, 2010

Expressing strong resentment against the arrest of two student leaders of Zeliangrong Students’ Union, Manipur (ZSUM) namely Mr. Micah Kamei and Mr. Paul Maithoulung Gangmei on fabricated allegation from Tarung under Senapati District on 20th May 2010 by Manipur Police, the All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) term the arrest as politically motivated to intimidate and terrorize the two dedicated student leaders working in the fore front to protect the rights of the students particularly in remote district of Tamenglong and Zeliangrong villages in Manipur.

The Communal state forces of Manipur has been acting and indulging extremely in anti people activities in Mao Gate where thousand of Naga People are taking shelter as displaced persons in Khuzama and Kisama. The state forces continuing their reign of terror has now made Micah Kamei, Information & Publicity Secretary, ZSUM and Paul Maithoulung Gangmei, member ZSUM a soft target on unfounded allegations.

The ANSAM questioning the Communal State Government of Manipur for confining under duress the two students’ leaders of ZSUM under Police Custody in Imphal denounced the atrocities and denial of their right to be free.

Therefore, seriously advocates the need for the Govt. of Manipur to take necessary steps to release the two students’ leaders unconditionally as they are promoters of student’s welfare. On further delay of their unconditional release, the ANSAM will be compelled to join hands with the ZSUM and other Naga Students Organizations to launch any democratic agitation to protect our rights from injustice, suppression and oppression by the State Communal forces in the hill districts.

ANSAM also extend outright support to the ZSUM’s 48 hrs lightning total Bandh of NH 53 starting from midnight 24th May 2010 in their endeavor to strive for justice and protection of Human Rights anywhere else.

The ANSAM further endorse and extend its fullest support to the 48 hrs Chamdil District Bandh called by the Chandel Naga Civil Society Coordination Core Committee in protest against the imposed ADC election 2010.

Sd/-
(SOUNII KHAPA)
Vice president, ANSAM

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