UNC won't allow ADCs to function
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, June 25 2010: The United Naga Council (UNC) has reiterated its declaration of the ADC election as "null and void" and, that under no circumstances, the District Council shall be allowed to function in Naga areas.

The UNC also reiterated its commitment to protect the rights and existence of Nagas and to initiate steps for fulfilment of their objective, stated a press release issued today by the UNC's president, Samson Remei, who has been proclaimed "wanted" by the Department of Home, Government of Manipur.

The press release further stated that "the UNC and its sister organisations would like to put on record their acknowledgement and appreciation of all the candidates, who had responded with honor and dignity to the call of Naga people by disassociating themselves with the ADC election which was held against the interest of the Tribal people.

Their steadfastness in upholding the struggle of the Nagas and the tribal for peace and their rights has brought the movement thus far against all odds." In a joint press statement of Tangkhul Nagalong and Tangkhul Coordination Committee claimed that a meeting of the Tangkhul Frontal Organisations, the Council of the Village Authority and the Public was held today at TNL Hall Ukhrul, on the present political situation in the Naga areas of Manipur.

It si reported that the meeting endorsed the United Naga Council's decision to declare the imposed District Council Elections in the Naga areas of Manipur as "null and void".

It was also mentioned that the meeting also endorsed the decision of the UNC to sever all ties with the Government of Manipur.

The meeting has demanded the Government of India immediately to make alternative arrangement for the Naga in the present state of Manipur.

The meeting decided to extend full participation and cooperation in the event of UNC decision to fight for the aspiration of the Naga people.