Zeliangrongs withdraw support to Nscn (IM)

Morung Express News
Jalukie | September 10

The Zeliangrong Baudi, the apex tribal organization of the Zeliangrongs, in their general assembly held today at Jalukie Town Hall resolved to stop support to the NSCN (I-M) and also abstain from paying ‘taxes’ till the  Jalukie Zangdi  village issue is settled. 

A memorandum will also be forwarded to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio asking for compensation for the families whose structures were razed and also for those who were injured during the rally held on September 3 when IRB personnel resorted to lathi charge and tear gas. 

The Baudi will also submit an ultimatum to the Nagaland government, pressing upon the latter to evict encroachers at Intangki National Park. An order to this effect was passed on July 25 by the government. 

The house also decided to form an organization named as the Zeliangrong People’s Convention comprising of members from Assam, Manipur and Nagaland to take up common issues in the future.

Taking note of demarcation of boundaries that have yet to be clear-cut, the house insisted that traditional district boundaries should be respected. “There should be no artificial boundaries,” a public leader said. 

The general message sounded by several speakers was that the Zeliangrongs were unhappy with the treatment meted out on them while they were peacefully marching towards Hebron, the Council Headquarters of the NSCN (I-M). 

Making their stand clear, the Baudi decided that if at all the Collective Leadership of the armed organization wishes a meeting they have to come personally to Peren district, giving the reason that enough memoranda have already been submitted to the NSCN (I-M) as well as the Nagaland Government on their grievances. The Baudi says their pleas have gone unheeded. 
About 90 villages from Peren district attended the meeting.