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Imphal: The Joint Tribe Students’ Association (JTSA), a conglomeration of All Inpui Students’ Union (AISU), Liangmai Naga Katimai Ruangdi, Manipur (LNKR-M), Rongmei Students’ Organization, Manipur (RNSO) and Zeme Students’ Organization, Manipur (ZSO-M), strongly reacted to a media report of May 25 wherein certain section of people urged “tribal ministers” not to call for ending of blockade.
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The JTSA said that this section of people particularly mentioned Awangbow Newmai, Minister Water Resources and Relief & Disaster Management, who has been appealing to the general public on the humanitarian ground for a safe and free passage of commuters on national highways. “Such reckless comments attempting or targeting our representative have been seriously viewed,” the JTSA added.
According to the JTSA, holding the post of Relief and Disaster Management, the minister has been working hard to bring normalcy in “our state since day one”. The JTSA also said such acts should be appreciated.
The Joint Tribe Students’ Association also stressed that many people have been traveling daily from Tamei to Imphal via Kangpokpi and Tamenglong to Imphal via Noney. Therefore, the JTSA said it will denounce and condemn any form of frisking and halting of vehicles under the JTSA jurisdiction.
The JTSA then said it neither supports Kuki nor Meitei communities in these “unwanted clashes”. The JTSA then appealed to both the communities not to harm or harass any Naga so that any untoward incident may be avoided.