Churachandpur: ITLF serves ‘Indefinite Shutdown’ notice over NIA arrest of 7 Kuki-Zos; sets ultimatum to NIA & CBI

People of Churachandpur/Lamka welcoming Union Home Minister Amit Shah to the district/File photo)

Churachandpur: The Indigenous Tribal Leaders’ Forum (ITLF) has served a shutdown notice on account of the ‘abduction’ of 7 Kuki-Zo including 2 minors by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at Lamka.

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ITLF in a press release issued late Sunday said a joint meeting of various Civil Society Organisations of Lamka (Churachandpur) resolved the following:

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  1. To declare an indefinite shutdown in protest against the abduction in Lamka district starting from 10 am 2nd October 2023.
  2. NIA and CBI are requested to release the 7 abductees within 48 hours, failing which more intense agitation will follow in all hill districts of Manipur.
  3. All boundary areas with the Meitei will be sealed from tomorrow. No one will be allowed to enter or leave the buffer zones. All government offices will be closed from tomorrow.
  4. The following services like the water supply, press or media, medical, electric, and ITLF staff are exempted from the shutdown.

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