Kom people to launch non-cooperation movement
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, June 20 2010: The JAC formed in connection with alleged prevention of Kom people in exercising their franchise in the last ADC election today warned that they will be compelled to launch non-cooperation movement including boycott of ongoing census if their demand for re-poll is not considered by the state government.

The JAC in a statement signed by its secretary L Thakpu Kom warned that if the authority concerned fails to order an enquiry and re-poll for the polling stations within the 20 Sagang ADC Constituency where Kom villagers were prevented to cast vote during the re-poll, they will be compelled to launch a non-cooperation movement against the state government including boycott of the ongoing Census 2010 .

The JAC also condemned the act of one Ngamjang Hmangte of Kurbung village and his two accomplices who forcibly attempted to take the signatures of Kom voters to admit that Kom voters had cast their votes at the Saiton Khullen polling station.

The decision to launch protest was taken decrying state government failure to take up steps towards fulfilling the demands of the JAC even after the intervention of the Governor of the state.

The state government will be responsible for any untoward incidents arising out of the proposed non-cooperation movement, the statement added.