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Manipur Naga bodies submit memo to PM on killings

Posted on Jan 01, 10:32PM | UNI

A joint memorandum was submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by the United Naga Council (UNC) and the Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL), demanding immediate intervention of the Centre on the communal onslaught on the Nagas in Manipur by the dominant community of Imphal valley, valley-based militants and 'the communal' Government of Manipur.

According to a statement by the Publicity Wing of the UNC today, a public meeting was held on Sunday to condemn the killing of two villagers of Kongkan village under Kamjong Sub-division, Ukhrul district by the United National Liberation Front (UNLF), a Maniur-based underground outfit, on December 28, 2012 and other violent attacks on the Nagas was held at Tangkhul Long ground, Ukhrul district headquarters under the joint aegis of the Tangkhul Naga Long and the United Naga Council.

On the occasion, more than 2500 people gathered around the mortal remains of late L Kumar and late K Ramshang which had been brought from Kamjong to Ukhrul, where they had been laying in state since the killing.

Besides other organisations, the meeting was attended by the Zeliangrong Baudi (Manipur),The Naga Peoples' Front(Manipur Unit), The Tangkhul Katamnao Long, The Taangkhul Sinao Long, The Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long, Tangkhul Wungnao Long, Kamjong Elders' Forum, Sambu Raiping Long, Raizan Long and villagers from Kongkan.

Condolence messages from various organisation for the deceased and condemnation speeches were delivered by representatives of the organisations present in the meeting and on behalf of frontal organisations which could not attend.

In the meeting a public declaration was adopted based on which a memorandum was placed to the Union Government on the demands of the people on the issue.

The memorandum was signed by UNC Vice President T S Warngam, General Secretary Gaidon Kamei, Information and Publicity Secretary S Milan and the President of Tangkhul Naga Long Solomon Ningshen, copies of the memorandum was also sent to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and to the press.