Zeliangrong bodies condemn September 6 incident

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/7/2019 10:49:33 AM IST

Zeliangrong Baudi (N), Zeme Council (N), Liangmai Council (N), Rongmai Council Peren, All Zeliangrong Student Union (N) and Lamhai Village Council have condemned the incident that occurred at Lamhainamdi village on September 6, wherein a group of people had gone there and opened fire besides setting fire to houses including the church. 

A joint press release from ZB (N) president, C. R. Zeliang, ZC (N) president Dr. Tumda Newme, LC (N) president Khenglubo, RC president Ginbunlung, AZSU (N) president Dithuibo Newmai and LVC chairman Haibamko stated that Lamhainamdi was established in the “freehold land of Lamhai-Dungki.” 

The release stated that the appeal of home commissioner dated July 30 to both sides to maintain peace for the greater interest of peace, tranquillity and unity among family “has been thrown to the wind.” 

In this regard, the joint release stated that government should immediately give answer to the question raised and evict those “illegal unrecognised villages” for the greater interest of peace and unity among the Naga family. 

It further cautioned that Zeliangrong people should not be held responsible for protecting their ancestral land.

Meanwhile, the All Zeliangrong Students’ Union (Assam, Manipur and Nagaland) has condemned intrusion into Lamhai Namdi village on September 6. 

A press release from All Zeliangrong Students’ Union (Assam, Manipur and Nagaland) president, Henry Chawang and general secretary, Asappe Zeliang expressed shock and dismay at the intrusion in Lamhai Namdi village by unidentified miscreants, burning down houses and a church and also firing automatic weapons. 

All Zeliangrong Students’ Union (Assam, Manipur and Nagaland)has appealed all right thinking citizen to condemn and also demand competent authority to deliver justice at the earliest.


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