TNL calls Ukhrul district bandh today (Feb 12) amidst CM’s scheduled visit
Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, February 11
Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) has called a 24-hour bandh in Ukhrul district of Manipur tomorrow (Thursday), the day on which chief minister O Ibobi Singh is scheduled to visit the district.
The bandh has been called alleging that state government has failed to initiate action to flush out underground elements from Nambashi and its adjacent villages of the district despite the increasing anti-social activities in the area.
To call the bandh which will be commenced from the intervening night of February 11 and February 12, was resolved in a meeting convened the office of the TNL at Ukhrul district headquarter this afternoon.The meeting reviewed the situation at Nambashi and its adjoining villages under Kasom Khullen sub-division of the district in which many untoward incident involving armed underground elements were reported. The meeting reportedly observed that no appropriate action was initiated to check the increasing activities of the underground elements in the area.
On February 5 last, an IED planted by suspected underground went-off killing a villager and injured to another one.
Earlier, there was an incident of abduction of three staff of the ABCL Private Limited on January 23 last by suspected armed underground cadres.
Observing an increase in the underground related activities in the district in the recent past, the meeting alleged that state government has initiated no action to curb the activities of the underground activities.
Alleging that valley based underground cadres was indulging in checking and frisking of villagers at Tarong village and its surrounding areas. They were further indulging in planting of bombs at inter-village roads creating panic and fear to the villagers of the area.
In the meantime, police and other security establishments in the district have been asked to remain alert during the bandh as volunteers and supporters of the organizations are likely to resort in violent activities while enforcing the strike.
Interestingly, the bandh is called amidst a plan of state chief minister to visit the district on February 12 to lay foundation stone of a district court campus in the district headquarters.