Zeliangrong students seek Governor’s intervention for release of civilians
Dimapur, March 12 (EMN): The Zeliangrong Students’ Union (ZSUN), Nagaland has sought the intervention of Nagaland Governor RN Ravi through a memorandum for release of two persons held captive allegedly by the NSCN (U) since March 2.
The student body organised a protest rally against the illegal confinement at Jalukie town on Friday before submitting a memorandum to the governor through the additional deputy commissioner of Jalukie, informed an update from the union.
According the memorandum, a copy of which is with this newspaper, three persons, including the driver of an autorichshaw in which they were travelling, were abducted while they were on their way to Lamhainamdi village to “clear the jungle” and construct a house for a lady. The Lamhainamdi Village Council lodged an FIR with the Police Station, Jalukie, on the following day, it informed.
While terming the NSCN (U)’s allegation that the three were caught cutting teak as “fabricated lies”, it said the auto driver was released on March 9 through the intervention of the auto drivers union, while the other two are still in captivity.
Accusing the cadres of violating human rights, the student body demanded that the abducted persons be released unconditionally and the state government pay compensation to the three for illegal confinement and hardships caused to their families.
The union warned that it would launch its next phase of protest if their demands were not met within 48 hours starting from Friday noon and that it would not be held responsible for any eventuality.