UNC points accusing finger at Govt
Source: The Sangai Express / Newmai News Network
Senapati, December 04 2016:
The United Naga Council (UNC) has asked the Manipur Government to stop "using force against the innocent people" along the highways.
"For how long the Manipur Government can use force against the people who are carrying out a democratic movement?" it asked.
The United Naga Council (UNC) while informing its position to Newmai News Network this evening clarified that its sponsored economic blockade is not meant to target the general public but "we are expressing our opposition to the plan of the Manipur Government to create Sadar Hills and Jiribam districts" .
The UNC said that the Manipur Government should declare its position "loud and clear" to the people on the issue of Sadar Hills and Jiribam.
"The Manipur Government should make its position clear on the issue instead of remaining silent," the UNC asserted.
According to the UNC, the Manipur Government's failure to send its representatives on November 15 to Delhi for talk in New Delhi meant that "it does not want to resolve the issue peacefuly.
"When the Government of India invited the UNC and Manipur Government to hold a talk on November 15, we (UNC) went with a hope to resolve the issue peacefully but the Manipur Government did not send its representatives," the UNC alleged, adding, "It is the Manipur Government which is trying to create more trouble in the State" .
The UNC also alleged that the Manipur Government was discreetly trying to declare Sadar Hills and Jiribam as districts on October 31 .
"But its plan was exposed by the Nagas," said the UNC and asked, "So, who is to be blamed for the prevailing situation in Manipur ?" .
The UNC asked the Manipur Government to uphold the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) on the issue and to also honour the assurance given by the Central Government through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) .
The UNC also accused the Manipur Government of "working very hard" to paint the Nagas "in a bad light" .
The Naga body said that its president Gaidon Kamei and its information secretary SK Stephen should be released unconditionally without further delay.
"They are not criminals," the UNC stated.