Senapati: The United Naga Council (UNC) has sought for uninterrupted supply of essential commodities and to ward off unwarranted checkings along National Highway in the greater interest of all while ferrying essential commodities.
In a press statement issued by Information & Publicity Secretary of the UNC, James Hau stated that four months have well passed ever since the mayhem broke out on May 3, 2023 and all the ethnic communities living in the state of Manipur including Nagas as the third parties have been suffering untold miseries in every sphere.
“With all concern and patience, hoping for a resolution to the ongoing conflict between the warring communities viz, Kuki-Zo and Meiteis, Naga people have endured all the hardships and provocations from both the communities. On top of that UNC has been giving all efforts-goodwill peace mission towards the resolution of the same but it turns out otherwise and all the more, weight is being given upon the Naga people in many ways,” the statement said.
At this given situation, UNC said the statement is necessitated to draw the concerns from the state authorities and the two warring communities for immediate redressal in the greater interest of all the communities living in the state of Manipur stating that the state and central government should initiate necessary steps to ensure the uninterrupted supply of essential commodities throughout the length and breadth of the state.
The UNC further added that “Unwarranted checking/frisking/detention/ unloading of essential commodities and various strictures imposing upon Naga people in sporadic areas and unabated illegal taxation/extortion towards the commuters and suppliers of essential commodities along the National Highways and Inter-District highways should be stopped once and for all. Persistent ongoing Economic Blockade being imposed by Committee on Tribal Unity Sadar Hills along the Highways must be lifted immediately in the interest of all communities living in the state. That, the state and central government must also address the grievances like nonavailability of life-saving drugs and essential commodities being faced by the Kuki-Zo community as demanded by COTU.”
UNC also said that it hoped that the statement would find well to all the concerned and pave way to prevail peace and return to its normalcy.