The Konsaram Village Authority (KVA) and Konsaram Naga Women Union have strongly condemned the unprovoked attack perpetrated by unknown miscreants between Haraothel and Kharam Vaiphei village under Kangpokpi District on Monday.
Two lives of the Kuki-Zo community were lost in the attack, stated a joint release.
Konsaram village remains committed to the principle of neutrality initiated by the United Naga Council (UNC) during this prevailing situation of communal conflict in the state, the release said.
‘Konsaram villagers will no longer tolerate any form of harassment on its people and also will not allow carrying out unprovoked attacks or loitering openly with arms in its jurisdiction’, it asserted.
The people of Konsaram are yearning for early peace and normalcy in the region, it said, while extending thoughts and prayers to those affected by the ongoing communal crisis.
It also warned both the warring communities to stay away from the Naga areas. It noted that the innocent Konsaram villagers are often at the receiving end of unabated harassment and assault from the neighbouring Kuki villages.
If the provocation and unabated harassment of the Konsaram people does not stop immediately, the people will be compelled to retaliate in self-defense, it asserted. It further condemned the act of terror allegedly orchestrated by Kuki militants in glove with 30 Assam Rifles targeting its villagers on Monday.
The act of indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons in the village and threatening women and children amounts to violation of human rights, it stated. It decried the alleged blatant attempt of Indian security forces in collaboration with Kuki militants to create fear psychosis among the innocent Naga villagers and said that it cannot be accepted in any form.
It further demanded to immediately cease all sorts of combing operations in Naga areas allegedly carried out by Indian security forces in collaboration with Kuki militants. It reiterated its stand for peaceful co-existence with all the communities and commitment to the principle of neutrality in the ongoing communal crisis.