Press Statement of 21st July, 2014


The decision of the JAC formed in connection with the injury of Khangembam Bigyanik during an ambush which killed a member of the ADC, Ukhrul on July 12 to impose a 36 hours bandh along Ukhrul road from 5 AM of July, 2014 is nothing but communal. While our sympathies are with Shri Bigyanik and his unfortunate situation, the targeting of Nagas in Ukhrul for the non fulfillment of the demands made by All Manipur Light Vehicle Owner’s and Owner Driver’s Union in this connection has no justification. The communal action of militarization of Ukhrul District HQs by the Government of Manipur is under protest from the Naga people. The additional dose of communal intent heaped upon Ukhrul in the guise of pressurizing the State Government is not missed and hence condemned.

We also strongly condemn the killing of Akha Salouni of Tungjoy village on 20th July, 2014 at Kotla Mubarak, Delhi. The murder, rape, assault, humiliation and discrimination of our people and from the North East, staying in Delhi and other metropolis for study or employment is unabated in spite of the assurances of the concerned Government and Authorities. The life, security and safety of the people, irrespective of their place of origin or race cannot be secured with assurances alone and the concerned authorities must roll up its sleeves and deliver what is due. We reach out to the bereft family of late Salouni with our heartfelt condolence and pray for that God will grant them the strength to bear the great loss. May his soul rest in peace.

Publicity Wing
United Naga Council