Ban of Construction Works on National Projects


On 1st July, 2010, the Nagas in Manipur have declared the severance of political ties with the Government of Manipur(GoM) due to unmistakable facts that it is impossible to protect our right to life, land, time-honored institutions, customary practices and values under the present administrative system of the dominant and communal GoM. Consequently the Government of India(GoI) initiated the process of tripartite talk of the GoI, GoM and the United Naga Council(UNC) to address the demand for an alternative arrangement outside the GoM, pending settlement of the Indo-Naga issue and it has since been agreed that a high powered committee would be instituted by the GoI to translate the demand of alternative arrangement into a political reality.

However the aggressive back door policy of the GoM to usurp the land of the tribals continues unabated through the New Land Use Policy of Manipur(2014), introduction of Village Development Committees, New Land Acquisition Bill and appointment of Revenue Tribunals.

On the other hand, the military campaign of the Government of Manipur(GoM) through militarization of Ukhrul district continues in spite of the people’s demonstration of protest through civil actions, with the clear agenda to create situations for disturbing the hard earned peace and sabotaging the ongoing Indo-Naga peace process, which the Nagas have upheld in their prayers and spirit all through the 17 long years of cease-fire and political talks.

As notified earlier we are therefore calling for a ban on all construction works in respect of National projects in Naga areas, which includes the Trans Asian Railways, Power Grid, NHPC and the National highways for 10(ten) days with effect from 6 AM of 1st August, 2014. All agencies engaged with the above projects may extend their cooperation and solidarity to ensure that the civil action is violence free and peaceful.

All Tribe Hohos, Naga Frontal and Regional organizations will ensure that the ban is effectively enforced in their respective jurisdiction.

Publicity Wing
United Naga Council