Tuesday, January 31, 2023

NSF condemns bid to plant IED in Manipur

Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has condemned the alleged failed attempt by a CRPF personnel to plant an improvised explosive device (IED) on September 23 along the national highway between Nungba and Puiluan village in Manipur’s Tamenglong district where a programme for the renovation of Jadonang Memorial was scheduled to be held on September 24.
In a press release, NSF president Kegwayhun Tep and general secretary Süpuni Ng Philo said the admission by the accused that the IED was planted under the direction of his commander Inspector Dogra Singh of the 87th CRPF Battalion while IED was delivered to him by 39th Assam Rifles at Nungba revealed “a new low in the sinister plot of the Indian Armed forces to hijack the hard-earned peace” brought about by the ongoing political negotiation between the Government of India and the Naga political groups.
The federation questioned as to how many such incidents had gone undetected in the past and how many innocent Naga souls were made to face the brunt of the armed forces atrocities for no fault of theirs.
NSF maintained that the latest incident cannot be one isolated case as the Indian armed forces would have “no qualms in victimizing the innocent civilians to meet their desired goal of creating chaos and confusions through dubious means”.
The federation has, however, expressed relief that the “attempt to cause death and grievous hurt” was thwarted by the vigilant womenfolk of Puilang village.
“It is truly hard to imagine the harassments and the hardships that the civilian populace would have to endure had the nefarious design of the armed forces succeeded,” NSF said.
The federation has acknowledged and appreciated the womenfolk of Puilang for their fearless role in preventing the worst from happening to the people by “unravelling the evil plot.”
Meanwhile, the federation has reiterated the resolution adopted during the 2nd Federal Assembly held on March 12, 2022 in Kohima to firmly extend non-cooperation to Indian armed forces until the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) 1958 was repealed from the Naga homeland.

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