UNC, NPF appeal for lifting blockade at Seijang

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IMPHAL, Nov 13: The United Naga Council, UNC, in a statement has termed the said blockade imposed by the Seijang Development Committee, SDC due to land dispute with Silent Village as highly unwarranted.

It said the land dispute between the villages cannot be ground for cutting off the life line of the entire people of the Ukhrul District. Such blatant act under the nose of the State government cannot be tolerated, it added.

“The act is markedly communal and is a further confirmation of the social divide on communal lines that has become deeply entrenched in the present state of Manipur. Such blatant provocation and insult of the sentiments of our people under the very nose of the State Government cannot be tolerated,” said the UNC statement.

Meanwhile the Naga Prople’s Front has also appealed to the committee who are organising blockade at Seijang Village areas, which has entered three days to call off the blockade.

According to a statement, the blockade has caused hardship to all the sections of the entire Ukhrul District and people living beyond Seijang Village.

It further blamed the State government for being irresponsible thereby keeping silent over the incident, and it is the duty of the government to solve the Silent Village and Seijang Village conflict between the two villages.

It added that the present season is the harvesting season for farmers and annual examination time for the school going children. Whole activities have been hampered by the blockade therefore appeals have been made to call it off.

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