Withdraw State forces from Indo-Naga cease fire area: UNC

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IMPHAL, December 30: The United Naga Council (UNC) has submitted a memorandum to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, demanding withdrawal of State forces deployed in Indo-Naga cease fire area besides constituting an independent inquiry with regards to the “December 26 firing incident” at Somrei village.

Meanwhile, it warned to extend its solidarity if the people of the area resumed its agitation demanding the maintenance of Human Rights for every citizen of the country with special case to this area.

Further in the memorandum the UNC mentioned that the Naga tribal people living in the present state of Manipur have faced the brute force of state sponsored terrorism in the recent past.

It claimed that the State forces have killed several tribal and constantly shown apathy and ill-will against the people of the Hill areas particularly the four Naga districts of Chandel, Senapati, Ukhrul and Tamenglong where Indo-Naga Cease Fire has been in place, it said.

The one and half decade old peace talk should not be hijacked by evil elements and International festival should be left alone, it held adding that the State sponsored elements and sabotaging forces should not be allowed to go on unchecked while the people are prayerfully and hopefully aspiring for the final stage of the Frame Work Agreement which would bring permanent peace in the region.

Urging that the Government should deliver justice to the innocent victims immediately, it drew the attention of the Home Minister to intervene and protect the Tribal from the ‘Jungle Raj’ under the Chief Minister ship of O. Ibobi Singh.

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