Naga womens’ body condemns State govt’s ‘unabated assault on the rights of Nagas and tribals’

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IMPHAL, Sept 7: Condemning the belligerent attitude of the State government and the Union government for being a bystander, the Naga Women’s Union has stated in a press release that it is organising a sit-in-protest in all the four Naga districts on September 9 to protest against the unabated assault on the rights of the Naga People and the tribals by the State government with the sole motive of keeping them under perpetual suppression.

The recent senseless act of killing two persons namely Mayopam Ramror and Ramkashing Vashi; injuring 34 civilians and damaging about 15 private vehicles;  and  snatching away mobile phones and money by the Manipur Police Commandos and IRB at Ukhrul on  August 30 manifest the prejudice and intolerant policy of the government, the press release further stated.

The two surviving wives of the deceased have to bear the brunt of the tragic deaths of their husbands who are both in advanced stage of pregnancy expecting their first child, the statement from NPW’s publicity wing said, and UNC has imposed indefinite ban on vehicular traffic on National and state Highways, and construction works of National Projects from 6.00 am of September 4 following the incident.

Stating that it has been more than 50 days since 144 CrPC was imposed in Ukhrul and it continues to be in place, it further said that despite the consistent demands for the revocation of the same the State government has refused to pay heed.

Instead of listening to the voice of the people and addressing the grievances and concern of the people, the State government continues with its militarisation policy of the Naga areas, it added.

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