Accuses Assam Rifles of giving free passage to ZUF for ‘fratricidal’ killing
Hebron, August 9 (MExN): NSCN (IM) has accused the 8th Assam Rifles posted in Noney (Longmai) in Manipur of giving free passage to Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) to carry out “fratricidal” killing among the Nagas.
A press release from MIP, NSCN (IM) alleged that ZUF shot dead Gaibung Kamei, Razou Peyu of NSCN (IM) in front of his wife at Khumji (Lukhumbi), Part-2 village on August 7. It claimed that ZUF activists “under the strategic cover” of the Assam Rifles came to the village around 7:30 pm that day and resorted to blank fire in order to scare the public. Within a minute, Gaibung was dragged out of his in-law’s place and shot dead, it alleged.
The NSCN (IM) condemned the Assam Rifles’ “diabolic policy” that “encourages chaotic situation and bloodshed among the Naga brethren.”
“Since the Assam Rifles & the ZUF are giving each other logistic supports, the Indian authorities should award appropriate action against this kind of most contemptible joint operations between the Assam Rifles & the ZUF,” it demanded.
The NSCN (IM) further stated that the 8th Assam Rifles intensified its operation against the NSCN from July 28 to August 6 “so that their collaborated anti-social activists (ZUF) may carry out their violent activities while the guarded area is free from the competent Naga Armies.”
ZUF’s target, among others, it said, is to “interfere with the Nagas’ collective, long drawn quest for political justice.”
NSCN (IM) meanwhile extended condolences to the bereaved family of Gaibung Kamei and prayed that God comforts them. “He served the Naga Nation diligently ever since he enrolled in the Naga National Service on March 25, 2015,” it acknowledged, while condemning his killing.