Where is the rule of law : NPF
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, December 18 2016:
The State unit of the Naga People's Front has expressed deep pain over the lawless situation in the State and alleged that the State Government under Chief Minister O Ibobi and Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam has ushered in a reign of terror in the State.
In a statement issued to the press today, NPF, Manipur unit alleged that in the 15 years reign of O Ibobi, the State has witnessed the maximum number of killings, bandhs, blockades, rapes and minimum development.
Not a single year passes by peacefully.
Asserting that the NPF does not appreciate any type of agitation, the statement said that it is the duty of the Government of the day to resolve any issue that arises from time to time.
Instead of resolving the issue peacefully, the Government under O Ibobi Singh uses State forces to crush the agitators without restraint, it alleged and added that the State forces have today become the enemy of the people.
Rather than working for peace, the State Government has created hatred among the people, alleged NPF further.
Stating that arresting or detaining UNC leaders will not solve the issue, NPF said that it would rather aggravate the situation and demanded the early release of the arrested UNC leaders to resolve the issue.
The NPF also strongly condemned the attack on Churches at Imphal and added that attacking places of worship is crossing the limit and the State Government should be held responsible.
If people right in the heart of Imphal can attack Churches, then where is the rule of law, questioned NPF.
NPF also strongly condemned the attack on NPF Manipur State unit advisor, Morung Makunga at Sawombung well after the bandh period of 24 hours was over.
Four vehicles of the NPF advisor were damaged in the attack.
The attack on the public and burning down the vehicles heading for Ukhrul today at Lamlong is not at all tolerable, said NPF and added that the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister should take moral responsibility for this.
They should be arrested, demanded NPF.
Appealing to all the communities to refrain from violence, NPF said that there can be no winner in violence.
All will be losers, it added.