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UNC seeks Centre’s intervention on Jiribam situation

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By EMN Updated: Apr 22, 2014 11:17 pm
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Newmai News Network
SENAPATI, April 22

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he United Naga Council (UNC) has sought the intervention of the Central government in the Jiribam-Tamenglong district boundary dispute while also strongly condemning the policy of the Government of Manipur for the alleged encroaching upon the land of the tribal and the Nagas by deploying forces and creating a “highly communal situation” in Jiribam bordering Assam.
According to UNC, in spite of repeated public statements by tribal organizations demanding for intervention in the encroachment of Tamenglong district by a particular community of Jiribam Sub-Division under Imphal East district, house of a tribal was burnt down after locking up the inmates from the outside and tribal students were assaulted on April 13 as a fallout of the encroachment agenda.“The FIRs against the crimes naming the accused were registered on the night of 13th April, 2014 itself. But no arrests have been made till date and the explosive situation has been allowed to worsen without any action from the Government of Manipur. The law of the land has not been upheld and the criminals are at large continuing freely with their communal agenda,” the Naga body accused.
The UNC then said the Nagas and tribals must therefore be in united readiness to protect and safeguard their traditional lands and boundaries from the aggressors who have been employing various policies and mechanism to encroach upon their lands.
Holding the Manipur government responsible for any further communal flare up in the area as they have deliberately refrained from controlling the situation, the council further urged upon the immediate intervention of Government of India for preventing the situation from spiraling out of hand.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 22, 2014 11:17:09 pm