Rongmei Naga Students Organisation Manipur (RNSOM) on Thursday urged all the citizens to abstain from disturbing and threatening NH-37 and NF railway workers.
In a statement, RNSOM said that NF Railways staff were detained and later released after issuing life threats on January 30, 2024 by around 50 Kukis in camouflage uniforms at a location between Jiribam and Vangaichungpao.
There is a report of threats again on social media with warning of “unforeseen consequences for the train and its passengers” between Vangaichungpao and Kaimai Station by Kuki-Zo Volunteers Western Zone against the operation of Jiribam-Khongsang (Sangrung) Train, it said.
It mentioned that NF Railways between Jiribam and Khongsang (Sangrung) is a great achievement of the government which was a long awaited and cherished dream of the whole state. Despite the present issues facing the state, there should be uninterrupted supplies of goods and commodities, it added.
Naga Students Organisation, Manipur also strongly condemned the repeated threats, and cautioned any individual, communities or group to abstain from disturbing the smooth functioning and operation of transports of essential commodities to the peoples of the state through Railways and Roadways in Rongmei Naga areas, especially under the Administrative Jurisdiction of Tamenglong and Noney districts respectively, or face the consequences, in a statement.
“The organisation will continue to monitor the whole mentioned jurisdiction, that no untoward incidents occur which would hamper the daily normal lives of the people in near future because of the present crises or whatever the reason,” it mentioned.
“We will continue to extend every help like before to anyone; therefore, would also humbly remind every Roadways Transporters (government and private) and NF Railways to feel free in approaching us anytime in any case of disturbances or inconveniences along NH-37 and NF Railways Route,” it mentioned.
The organisation earnestly prays for the restoration of peace in the state and appeals to both the communities in crises to make every effort to reconcile and look forward to the bright future that lies ahead, it added.