IMPHAL, July 8: The Naga People’s Organization (NPO) has strongly condemned the attempt to assault the general secretary of COPTAM by some unidentified persons on June, 28 at North AOC, Imphal.
In a statement the president, NPO, M. L Markson, stated that the act of causing harm to tribal leaders by any communal forces is uncalled for and unjustifiable. It is an attempt by some anti-tribal elements to sabotage the genuine efforts and demand of the tribal rights in Manipur, it charged.
The NPO demanded the state government to book those responsible at the earliest without which safety of the tribal leaders will not be compromised.
In the meantime endorsing the movement of the COPTAM, the NPO expressed that such acts could be an attempt to derail the tribal movement against the state government’s policy to deny rights of the tribal in Manipur, added the statement.