The Committee on Tribal Unity (CoTU), Sadar Hills Kangpokpi has decided to impose an “indefinite economic blockade” along National Highway 2 and National Highway 37 from midnight of November 15.
CoTU’s decision to impose an indefinite economic blockade was taken during the Kuki-Zo women sit-in-protest at Gamgiphai in Kangpokpi district on Tuesday.
The Kuki-Zo Women’s sit-in protest at Gamgiphai on Tuesday strongly demanded the unconditional release of the two Kuki-Zo individuals, namely, Lhunkhosei Chongloi and Satgougin Hangshing, by the concerned authorities.
They alleged that the two were arrested on prefabricated charges of abduction of two Arambai Tenggol in Kanglatongbi.
The elder sister of Lhunkhosei Chongloi said during the protest that the duo had gone to drop their uncle at Dimapur for medical treatment and they were arrested while returning to Kangpokpi.
Meanwhile, CoTU vehemently condemned the alleged indifferent attitude of the concerned authority in dispensing law and order in Kuki-Zo inhabited areas.
It stated that the Committee has been agitating for a meaningful resolution on different aspects but, to our dismay, our demands have been consistently ignored.
“Therefore, the Committee calls for an indefinite economic blockade with effect from midnight of November 15 along the two National Highway - 2 and NH-37”, it added.