UNC calls for 24 hr total bandh
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, June 12 2010: As the five-day ultimatum given to the Government of Manipur by the United Naga Council (UNC) is over with the Government failing to revoke the "Wanted" tag from its president, the UNC has called for a 24 hour total bandh from the midnight of June 13 .

The total bandh will also be applied to the railway line construction from Jiribam to Tupul, a press release of the UNC informed today.

The total bandh will be followed by series of democratic agitations if the tribal people's existence is not respected, the UNC said, and "cautioned the Government of Manipur to withdraw all state armed forces from Naga areas, and revoke the imposition of Section 144 CrPC in the Naga areas" .

The presss release further informed Naga Youth Front, students and women organizations, tribe Hohos, village authorities, church leaders to prepare for any eventuality and strictly enforce the protest within their jurisdictions.

The UNC, in its press release, said that the disillusioned justification of shifting the blame to the Naga leaders is nothing but imposition of reign of terror which is nothing but murdering democracy in India.

The effort of the state threaten the Nagas through brute force and use of Paramilitary Forces, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, Indian Army, etc.

has further compounded the fragile situation with counter agitations.

The Naga frontal organizations believe in democratic principle to resolve any issues, but when we are pushed to the wall using brute forces and strictures, Nagas will not succumb to any forces but respond with "Peace for Peace" and "War for War," the UNC said.