DIMAPUR, July 13 (NNN): The NSCN-IM has disowned the killing of Ukhrul ADC member Ngalangzar Malue.
In a press statement, the Ministry of Information and Publicity (MIP), NSCN-IM said, following the press reportage on the killing of late Ngalangzar on July 12, 2014 at Finch Corner, Ukhrul district by some unidentified gunmen which the NSCN-IM has nothing to do, “the Manipur state forces without giving any second thought has indiscriminately intruded and ransacked our regional office and has arrested four of our cadres along with seven people who are kept in our custody for various rehabilitation purposes”.
According to the NSCN-IM, many important documents relating to the administrative nature and kitchen utensils have been taken away.
“Such unwarranted actions will have far reaching consequences. We will not remain a mute spectator and let us not forget the Mao incident of 2010. Violation of human rights in the land of Nagas by any forces will no longer be tolerated. NSCN with the support of the Naga people will go to any extend to protect our rights and dignity as a people,” the NSCN-IM warned.
It then stated, “The attack to our regional office which has been created in order to facilitate people’s participation in the Indo-Naga peace process is tantamount to breaking the spirit of cease fire, detrimental to regional peace and stability. Also by exploiting the situation, the state government have militarized Ukhrul headquarter by imposing 144 Crpc without any valid reason. Such has been the long pending policy of communal Manipur state government to sabotage the ongoing peace process and find reason to station their notorious Manipur police commandos who are always in the news for encounter killings.”
The NSCN-IM press statement also said the imposition of 144 CrPC in Ukhrul town manned by thousands of combat forces has created a deep sense of fear psychosis to the denizens of Ukhrul town. Church goers are forced to stay indoors and thus totally disengaging the Christian mass services. This has also deeply hurt the sentiments of Nagas who are 99% Christians, it added.
“Therefore, NSCN condemns the policies and actions of Ibobi’s and Gaikhangam’s selective and communal government and demand immediate release of all the innocent Nagas in their custody and return every file, document and utensil stolen from our office,” the NSCN-IM demanded.