The Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) on Wednesday strongly condemned and reiterated its warning against the “unexpected and unwarranted acts of stopping, threatening of innocent commuters and passengers and intimidating of workers engaged in restoration/repairing work along the Imphal-Ukhrul route” by fully armed Kuki militants.
“It is forewarned for the last time that any militants/group/individuals should immediately stop their irresponsible acts in the interest of maintaining peace and harmony in our jurisdiction,” TNL stated in a release signed by TNL vice president Rs Jollyson.
The Tangkhul Naga community have been very tolerant towards such provoking and unconcerned behavior on part of the militants on multiple occasions, it stated.
“Even if the act was wrong, we had exercised maximum restraint not wanting to jeopardize the prevailing peace and tranquility of the region,” it stated. The TNL calls for an immediate end to such public nuisance in its jurisdiction which has so far been peaceful and tolerant despite repeated provocations in the midst of the ongoing unrest, it mentioned.
TNL strictly warns the concerned that any untoward happening due to their provocation, will be the responsibility of the perpetrators and that they will be solely held accountable for all the unwanted consequences that follow, it stated.
The Kuki villagers who are residing on the stretch of Ukhrul-Imphal highway should take serious note of such incident and bring immediate end to such nuisances lest they should also be equally blamed in the event of any untoward incident that follows, it added.
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