Following the killing of Mr. Ngalanzar Malue, Member ADC and injury of two others by unidentified persons at Finch Corner, Ukhrul District on 12th July, 2014, prohibitory orders under 144 Cr. P.C was immediately promulgated at the instance of the Government of Manipur(GoM) within and around Ukhrul District Headquarters. The denizens of Ukhrul town found themselves on Sunday morning, the 13th July, 2014 under curfew and their town besieged by the provocative presence of Manipur Police Commandos in hundreds from Imphal valley, armed to the teeth and in battle ready armoured cars. The war like situation, created in Ukhrul town was reminiscent of the 6th May, 2010 incident at Mao Gate, in which young and promising lives were cut short by the bullets of the armed police of the communal GoM and hundreds of women and men were subjected to inhuman police brutality. The promulgation of the prohibitory order was based on the preposterous apprehension of nuisance and disturbance of public tranquility, which the state police forces from Imphal valley have now brought about.
The communal action of the GoM is highly condemnable and is yet another insult to the Naga people. It seeks to assert itself as a police state in Naga areas. The Government of India as the custodian of the Constitution, which guarantees the democratic rights of the people must therefore expedite it intervention with an alternative arrangement outside the GoM.
Should the prohibitory orders be not revoked immediately and the situation not allowed to normalize with the withdrawal of the Imphal valley based police commandos and IRBs, appropriate and democratic civil actions will be taken up in protest in the entire Naga areas. All Tribe Councils and Frontal organizations are informed to be in readiness for effective enforcement of the protest against the infringement upon our democratic rights in their respective jurisdictions.
United Naga Council