'Pro-Muivah visit lobby' at the fore front
Govt offices torched at Ukl

Source: The Sangai Express / Addie Chiphang

Ukhrul, May 07 2010: A massive public rally was taken out at Ukhrul today to denounce the killing of the two college students in firing by security personnel at Mao-gate yesterday.

Late in the night yesterday, the office of the ZEO at Phungreitang was set afire by unidentified persons, while an attempt was made to torch the office of the Forest Department, located near the ZEO office.

As usual, the rally began simultaneously from two junctions, one from Kharasom Junction and the other from Dungrei Junction and finally converged at Tangkhul Naga Long ground where a public meeting followed.

During the meeting, the congregation unequivocally condemned the killing of three innocent three students and wounding over 80 people in the firing by security personnel.

While lauding the decision of 6 Naga MLAs who tendered their resignations in protest against the decision of Government of Manipur to ban the entry of Muivah to his native village Somdal in Ukhrul district, the meeting also appealed to two other Naga Congress MLAs for immediate resignation in the larger interest of the Nagas.

On the other hand, the Tangkhul Reception Committee, in a statement, has informed that the schedule arrival of Ato Kilonser Th Muivah NSCNIM which was been earlier fixed on May 8 has been deferred indefinitely.

However, the Committee has appealed to the public to complete all the necessary preparations including construction of the welcome gate at the earliest possible.

Meanwhile, apprehensive of more arson attempts on Government establishment and office buildings, security has been beefed up at all strategic points of the district headquarters.

Last night, the office of the Zonal Education Officer at Phungreitang was torched destroying four rooms completely while an attempt was made to set on fire the Forest Department office, which also located at Phungreitang.

At Kasom Khullen, Ukhrul district unidentified miscreants torched the office of the SDO as well as the office of the Forest Depart.