Press Release UNC

PRESS RELEASE
Dated Tahamzam June 11, 2010

REMOVE WANTED TAG ON NAGA LEADERS; REVOKE SECTION 144 CrPC and WITHDRAW ALL THE MANIPUR STATE ARMED FORCES FROM NAGA AREAS
24 HRS TOTAL BANDH TO BE IMPOSED.

Time and again Nagas has democratically registered their demand for abrogating the 3rd Amendment Act of 2008 Manipur (Hill Areas) District Council Act 1971 and defer the impostion of the Autonomous District Council Election 2010. That, instead of responding positively to the voice of the people the adamant state government of Manipur has resorted to suppression and blatantly used the state armed forces and machineries to impose the rejected election process resulting to unwanted violence.
While denouncing the act of state government of Manipur, the Naga frontal organisations in its consultative meeting on 7th & 8th June 2010 had decided to demand for withdrawal of the wanted tag imposed on the Naga leaders of President ANSAM and UNC within 5 days. The meeting further had decided to reiterate its demand to the state govt. of Manipur to withdraw the imposition of section 144 CrPC in Naga areas; withdrawal of Manipur state armed forces from Naga areas.

The disillusion justification of shifting the blame to the Naga leaders is nothing but imposition of reign of terror which is nothing but murdering democracy in India. The effort of the state govt. to threaten the Nagas through brute force and use of Paramilitary Forces, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, Indian Army etc has further compounded the fragile situation with counter agitations. That, the Naga Frontal Organizations believe in democratic principle to resolve any issues, but when we are push to the wall using brute forces and strictures, Nagas will not succumb to any forces but respond with “Peace for Peace” and “War for War”

Asserting the UNC 5 day ultimatum to the state govt. of Manipur fails to withdraw the imposed ‘Wanted Tag’, the Naga Frontal Organizations will call for a 24 hrs Total Bandh from midnight 13th June 2010 which shall also apply to the Railway Line Construction from Jiribam to Tupul. The Total Bandh will follow suit with series of democratic agitations if the tribal people’s existence is not respected. The Naga Frontal Organizations also caution the state govt. of Manipur to withdraw all Manipur state armed forces from Naga Areas and revoke the imposition of Section 144 CrPC in Naga areas.

The Naga Youth Front, Students and Women Organizations, Tribe Hohos, Village Authorities, Church Leaders are informed to prepare for any eventualities and strictly enforced the protest within their jurisdictions.

Publicity Wing, UNC

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