‘Zeliangrong served with quit notice’

Dimapur, May 9 (MExN): In a related development of the ongoing violence in Assam’s NC Hills, the All Zeliangrong Students’ Union said the Zeliangrong community has been told to leave by May 16, by the pro-talk Dilip faction of the militant DHD. In a press note received here today from the AZSU (Assam, Manipur & Nagaland) president and assistant general secretary, the union said a DHD (Dilip) “town commander” of Halflong served a notice to the Zeliangrong community to leave the district. Also, mention of an “economic blockade” on the Zeliangrong community was made. No further elaborations on the threats were mentioned in the press note.  The AZSU condemned the “threatening served to the Zeliangrong community to leave North Cachar Hills before May 16, 2009 by Monraj Dimasa, town commander of Halflong DHD (Dilip) group. 

The AZSU strongly condemned the ongoing clashes and prevailing situation in the NC where innocent lives and properties have been lost.  “Creating havoc and confusion between the good relationship of Zeliangrong and Dimasa be certain groups or militants with sinister design to create disharmony and communal clash,” the union said.

The union has appealed to both the communities to maintain “utmost restraint to maintain harmony and live peacefully”. The government of India is appealed to, to immediately intervene into the ongoing conflict in the NC Hills and bring the situation to normalcy.