NSCN(IM) denies involvement in assault of September 3
Dimapur, Sep. 6 (EMN): The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) has denied allegation that its cadres assaulted student leaders and some singers in Nungba Bazaar in Tamenglong district of Manipur. This denial was communicated through a statement that was issued on Sep. 5 by the organisation.
‘The Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim is compelled to issue this clarification for the unfounded malicious allegation made by the Meitei student bodies like the AMSU and AAMSU with regard to the alleged assault meted out to them by some unknown miscreants who claimed to be members of the NSCN at Nungba Bazaar, Tamenglong district on the evening of the 3rd September, 2018,’ the statement read.
None of their officials were involved in the alleged harassment that was committed on the student union leaders and some artistes, the statement claimed. The NSCN (IM) instead condemned the assault and ‘disturbances given to travelers in Naga territory’ and that it would ‘pursue to contain such anti social elements with all vigour.’
“Artistes or students are well respected in Naga community and the same respect and admiration are equally extended to all other people irrespective of community and borders,” it read.
The organisation cautioned ‘elements’ working to malign the NSCN and has advised that allegations against it are not leveled on mere speculation.
The statement informed that two miscreants who were involved in extortion taking the name of the NSCN were ‘arrested’ on Sep. 5, and that the two had ‘confessed to having looted around 20 trucks, raising suspicion of their involvement in the unfortunate incident of Nungba bazaar.’
The GPRN has appealed for harmony.