AR creating war-like situation in Kamjong: UNC
SENAPATI, 24th Apr: Pointing out that there is a problem between the Assam Rifles and the NSCN-IM in Kamjong district of Manipur, the United Naga Council (UNC), while seeking the intervention of Union home minister Amit Shah, has termed it as a “war-like situation”.
On Friday, UNC wrote to the Union home minister for “timely intervention to defuse the war-like situation”. UNC accused the security forces of creating the situation at Kashung village and its surrounding villages of Kasom sub division under “Ukhrul district” of Manipur.
Kamjong district was carved out of Ukhrul district few years ago against the wish of the UNC. So till date, the Naga body refuses to recognise the district. Hence, it mentioned in its petition to the Union home minister as Ukhrul district instead of Kamjong district. According to the UNC, when there is a “global lockdown” including in Manipur to save human lives from the “dreaded” Covid-19, the 24 Assam Rifles, “under such condition”, arrived at Kashung village under Kasom sub division in “Ukhrul district”, and created a “war-like situation to flush out NSCN-IM cadres on April 21.
The Naga body further alleged that, “after a stand-off on April 23, the Government of Manipur has deployed hundreds of state security forces for the same objective which thousands of Nagas including women folks will not give into”.
The UNC petition then said that the Nagas are quite aware that the hard earned Indo-Naga Ceasefire which came into effect on August 1, 1997 was to settle the Indo-Naga political issue to a logical conclusion after realising that military solution is not possible.
The UNC also said that the “historic Indo-Naga Framework Agreement inked between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM on August 3, 2015 in New Delhi under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the final shape to bring durable peace in the region”.
"Therefore, for strengthening of mutual trust and confidence and also to maintain peace and tranquillity in the region, the United Naga Council (UNC) prays you for your kind and timely personal intervention to defuse the war-like situation”, the UNC letter signed by its general secretary S Milan to the Union home minister stated. The UNC then said that "this humble petition" is to draw the attention of the Union home minister "with all seriousness for immediate intervention".