Alleged firing of Assam Rifles on civilians condemned by UNC

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Alleged firing of Assam Rifles on civilians condemned by UNC

Imphal: The United Naga Council (UNC) has expressed deep concern over a recent incident, which it termed as “militant provocation” by 6 Assam Rifles, in which Naga civilians, especially women, were killed in ndiscriminately firing of AR IN Chingkao (Makuai) village of District Tamenglong on March 14.
In a statement issued today, the UNC strongly condemned the actions of the Assam Rifles, saying that such actions disturb the peaceful atmosphere in the region.
The UNC alleged that Indian security forces, under the auspices of the Government of India, have been waging an “undeclared war” against the Naga people for decades, citing the draconian AFSPA, 1958 law.
Calling it one of the “cruelest crimes” committed by India before the world, the UNC has condemned the alleged military campaigns and violence against the Naga population.

Expressing disappointment with the lack of progress in resolving the political issue between the Naga people and the government of India, the UNC highlighted the continued violence and betrayal by the government.

Despite hopes for change with changes in leadership, the UNC lamented the persistence of wanton killings, military campaigns, and betrayal, terming it “truly disheartening.”

The UNC drew attention to the prevailing situation in Manipur, noting ongoing violence, killings, extortions, and intimidations within the state. It pointed out the relative peace observed only in Naga villages amidst the turmoil.

Questioning the motives behind the Assam Rifles’ actions, the UNC urged the government of India to intervene and put an end to what it called “unwarranted provocations.” Additionally, it demanded appropriate action against the officers responsible for the incident.

In a call for peace, the UNC cautioned all Nagas to remain vigilant against the “evil forces” surrounding them and emphasized the need to give peace a chance.

The statement underscores the escalating tensions in Manipur’s Tamenglong district and the UNC’s urgent call for intervention to safeguard civilian lives and restore peace in the region.

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