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Tension in Tamenglong eased
Correspondent IMPHAL, MAR 15 (NPN):
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Published on 16 Mar. 2011 2:58 AM IST
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Tension that surfaced in Tamenglong district headquarters following the nab of NSCN (I-M) leader eased Tuesday after the Assam Rifles handed over the rebel leader to the police in Imphal.
The situation in Tamenglong returned to normalcy as all shops and business establishments and schools reopened on Monday, Daniel Kamei, a resident of Tamenglong district told over phone when contacted.
Womenfolk who carried out sitting protest in front of the AR post at Apollo Bazar since Sunday evening dispersed Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, All Zeliangrong Students’ Union (Assam, Manipur & Nagaland) has refuted the brutal act of 11th Assam Rifles posted at Tarnenglong for breaking ground rules leading to unwarranted arrest of one George Gonmei, joint secretary of finance of NSCN/GPRN despite a legitimate ceasefire agreement and holding a peace talk between the Government of India and NSCN (I-M).
The union stated that innocent civilians who came to save the situation were severely beaten up by the Assam Rifles personnel injuring four civilians including three women and media person adding such acts of highhandedness and bestial arrest without warrant have been committed even in the past.
The union also alleged that Assam Rifle stationed at Khongsang and Awangkhul gave unnecessary trouble to the passers-by and urged the Assam Rifle to stop troubling the passers-by and allow them to pass freely without time limit. The union stated that NH-53 should be opened round the clock so that the commuters travel freely and without fears. The union further cautioned that it would not support and the slogan “Friends of the Hill People” if the AR failed to fufill their demand.

 
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