Zeliangrong organisation bans construction works
Dimapur, Sep. 7 (EMN): With no positive response from the government of India and state government even after the lapse of 96 hours ultimatum, Zeliangrong Civil Organisations (ZCO) has decided to indefinitely ban construction work of mega national projects within its jurisdiction from September 12 midnight till its demand to book NSCN (IM) functionaries was met.
The decision to this effect was taken in an emergency consultative meeting held on September 7 attended by members from Zeliangrong Youth Front, Zeliangrong Baudi Manipur and Zeliangrong Students’ Union and senior leaders.
The house also strongly condemned the incident at Nungba HQ where the NSCN (IM) cadres reportedly slapped the secretary general of AMSU and harassed the other members of the AMSU team comprised of AAMSU and artistes by using communal words who were returning from Silchar after attending the fresher’s meet at Silchar. It viewed that such incident could create communal disharmony between different communities where the innocent public would suffer unnecessarily.
The house further decided to constitute an independent enquiry committee under the aegis of ZCO to find out and ascertain the veracity of facts and circumstances leading to the arrest of Gangongdai Gangmei, son of Ramsingpou Gangmei, and Khiuthangam Gangmei, son of Lungangaipou Gangmei of Rengpang village by the NSCN (IM) claiming them as extortionists. NSCN (IM) also alleged that two individuals were involved in the incident at Nungba HQ.
A preliminary enquiry conducted by ZCO, it was established that the two individuals arrested by the NSCN (IM) were not related to the incident at Nungba HQ, ZCO media and publicity cell statement claimed.
An emergency consultative meeting was necessitated as the Government of India and state government failed to book the NSCN (IM) functionaries namely Sangailung Pamei, CAO; Thailik @ Joel, deputy kilonser; and ‘ss’ Capt Khangdih Gangmei.
ZCO had launched 24 hours democratic agitation from August 15 midnight to August 16 midnight following expiry of 48 hours dateline to arrest above mentioned NSCN (IM) functionaries.
The indefinite ban on construction of mega national projects was initiated following expiry of 96 hours ultimatum served to the Government of India and state government to book the NSCN (IM) functionaries.
ZCO alleged that the above mentioned NSCN (IM) functionaries obstructed the smooth conduct of ZSUTD election on August 3 at Tamenglong district HQ. Besides, it alleged that youth and students’ leaders were abducted and held captive on August 4 and also intimidated and threatened ZCO leaders with dire consequences for opposing the ‘arbitrary’ decision taken by the NSCN (IM) into the identity issue of the Zeliangrong people.