Locals of Chakanlong village lament death of ZUF cadre

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Imphal: The Khunbu, the Khullak, the Peidai (Customary Court) and the general public of Chakanlong (Charoichagotlong) village deplored the violent incident that took place between two armed groups in the afternoon of September 24, 2023, at Phoibut, Chakanlong Part-I in Noney district, Manipur. 

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A joint press statement of the above authorities said that in that “unfortunate” incident, a cadre belonging to Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) identified as David Gonmei of Namduanjang, Chakanlong Part-Il was killed on the spot. The statement then said Chakanlong Khunbu, Khullak, Peidai and general public shared the “grief and sorrow of the bereaved family members and also prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace in heavenly abode.”

It is pertinent to note that the general public of Chakanlong are peace loving citizens and “we don’t encourage any form of violence and internecine killing amongst the Naga brothers and armed groups,” the statement also said.

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Therefore, the authorities appealed to all the “armed outfits operating in our area not to resort to such violence and internecine killings in our village in particular and the district in general.” They also appealed to all the “armed outfits/organizations” to maintain peace and tranquility through dialogue to resolve their differences and bring amicable understanding rather than resorting to violent activities.

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