ANSAM accuses AR of assaulting former president

Newmai News Network
Senapati | September 8 

The All Naga Students' Association Manipur (ANSAM) has alleged that its former President Wanglar Thirthung was “assaulted” by the Assam Rifles on September 7 at 7:30 pm when the former was on his way back home from Imphal after work.

While vehemently condemning the “heinous act” of the 26 Assam Rifles at Bijoypur, Kakching district of Manipur, the Naga student body said that it “considers such an unlawful act of the Assam Rifles as a direct life attempt on the former president of ANSAM with a hidden policy to escalate the present volatile situation in Manipur by targeting the innocent Nagas for which we took it very seriously and have doubt with the motives of operation of the Assam Rifles at the check post”.

According to the ANSAM, Wanglar was first stopped by the Manipur police commandos and he was allowed to pass after the frisking. He was again stopped by the Assam Rifles a few meters away where he was “intentionally beaten severely without any reason”, the Naga student body alleged. 

The ANSAM then demanded immediate response with due apology from the concerned officers and  befitting punishment to the Assam Rifles personnel who were involved in the incident.