Saturday, 23 August 2014

NEW - NAGALAND UNDER THE ILLEGAL MILITARY OCCUPATION OF THE NEO-COLONIAL STATE OF INDIA!



Two photos in tribute to the heroic Naga Liberation Army men and women who stand ever ready to fight and die for the FREEDOM for Nagaland from the illegal Indian military occupation every day



I wanted to share some developments occurring in Nagaland right now. 

While the heavy presence of Indian state military is nothing new, the situation in a district called Ukhrul, in the northeast Indian state of Manipur is serious with more than a month of curfew already witnessed.

The attachments are sent along by my colleagues in India so I can share this with you:


TIME LINE
UKHRUL UNDER CrPC 144

DATE
EVENT
RESPONSE
12/07/14
Mr. Ngalangzar Malue, ADC member was shot to death by unidentified gunmen at Finch Corner at around 11:30 a.m. which is about 22 kms away from Ukhrul Headquarter.
  • Tangkhul Naga Zingsho Longphang (Tangkhul Eastern Area Hoho) officials made a spot visit to Finch Corner.

  • Emergency meeting of all Tangkhul civil society organizations led by Tangkhul Naga Long (Tangkhul Hoho, TNL) was held to review the situation.

13/07/14
Pre-dawn military operation was conducted at Ukhrul by GoM whereby 8 NSCN cadres were arrested and properties/documents were confiscated from their public liaison office.
About 6 battalions of heavily armed Indian Reserve Battalion and Manipur Police Commando (Manipur state forces) were deployed in Ukhrul and S.144 CrPc was promulgated by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ukhrul.
  • TNL apprised the District Administration through a letter, to withdraw the promulgated 144 CrPc. Later, the District Administration committed to the mass-based organizations that no frisking and house-to-house raid by state forces would be allowed to take place.
  • Impromptu sit-in-protest took place at Dungrei Junction in Ukhrul.
  • Civil society organizations decided to launch protests through civic actions to pressurize the authorities concerned.
  • Joining the people’s reaction against the State Government’s unwarranted move, All Naga Students Association Manipur (ANSAM) issued a press release denouncing the act of imposing S.144 CrPc.
14/07/14
More state forces sent to Ukhrul town.
  • A joint memorandum of TNL & other civil society organization was submitted to Governor of Manipur through DC of Ukhrul for restoration of normalcy. Poster campaign against the militarization of Ukhrul was organized by Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong (TKS)
  • Emergency Public Meeting held at TNL hall and collective public mobilization initiative was undertaken for civic action.
15/07/14


  • Public mobilization against violence and militarization started by the civil society organizations.

16/07/14

  • Naga Women Union(NWU), the apex women organization of 16 Naga tribes in Manipur, condemns the killing of Ngalangzar and calls for the end to militarization of Ukhrul.
  • In protest against militarization of Ukhrul town by GoM, United Naga Council (UNC), the apex organization of all the Naga tribes in Manipur, called 24 hrs Total Bandh in all Naga inhabited areas of Manipur.
17/07/14



  • A delegation of Naga Peoples Front (NPF) led by its President, Soso Lorho and other functionaries made a spot visit to Ukhrul to assess situation and recommended that the Legislators and party functionaries should also address the issue politically at the higher level.
  • A public consultation meet was organized by TNL with all Tangkhul mass based organization and officials of the Naga Hoho, UNC, ANSAM, NWU. The meeting discussed on the implication of militarization of Ukhrul headquarters and the impact on the ongoing Indo-Naga Peace talk. It was decided that the issue in nature is not confined to Ukhrul alone but has a larger implication on the Nagas as a whole and the matter be dealt collectively under the banner of Naga Hoho and UNC.
18/07/14

  • UNC submitted a memorandum to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India apprising him of the warlike situation in Ukhrul and sought his immediate intervention.
  • Tangkhul Scholars Association condemns the killing of Ngalangzar
19/07/14




  • NPMHR condemns the killing of Ngalangzar
  • Peaceful sit-in-protests were held by womenfolk under the leadership of Tangkhul Shanao Long (TSL) in different localities of Ukhrul Headquarter.
  • Students started wearing black ribbons as a sign of protest against the militarization and actions of the GoM.
20/07/14

  • An-hour public curfew between 12:30 and 1:30 PM was started daily by the public in the town.

21/07/14

·         Students protested through a myriad of stickers and banners during a campaign against militarization organized by the TKS.

22/07/14

  • Sit-in protest organized again by women wearing black wrap around worn during funerals as a mark of protest.

24/07/14

  • UNC called for a 48 hrs bandh on all vehicular movements on National Highway (NH) 2, NH 37 and NH 150 from midnight of 24/ 07/ 2014.

  • Tangkhul social organizations staged a peaceful sit-in protest

25/07/14

  • A note by the TNL secretariat office which was endorsed by Tangkhul Naga Wungnao Long, TSL, TKS, Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long (TMNL) condemning the killing of Ngalangzar was sent out again.

  • The village chief of Hungpung and Hunphun (Ukhrul) submitted a joint memorandum to the DC of Ukhrul demanding the lifting of the S. 144 CrPC from the town.
26/07/14

  • The 8 NSCN-IM cadres who were picked by State police personnel were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court in Imphal East district remanded to police custody for 10 more days. 

30/07/14

  • “Prayer for Just Peace” was organized under the aegis of the Ukhrul Inter Churches Forum with support from Tangkhul CSOs which was stopped by the Manipur state forces by setting up checkpoints all across the town and preventing people to attend the prayer programme. Despite all the obstructions and some scuffle between the public and armed forces the programme was held.

01/08/14

  • Total shut down of Ukhrul district. UNC begins imposing a 10 days ban on all construction work of national projects in Naga areas (Trans Asian Railways, Power Grid, National Hydroelectric Power Corporation)
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02/08/14
UNC Presidents’ Council Meet
  • The Council condemned the GoM on the present situation at Ukhrul through a press note.

03/08/14
Fasting Prayer program
  • Inter Churches Forum organized fasting and prayer program in all churches for normalization of the situation, and for strengthening the Indo-Naga Peace Talk.

09/08/14

  • People came out in large number to protest, however state armed forces stopped the public from gathering and hence the people continued their protests through sit-in protests in more than 20 places in Ukhrul. People from the neighbouring villages and also the Member of Legislative Assembly from Chandel, ST. Victor Nunghlung joined the protest.

10/08/14

  • UNC called for non participation in the Independence Day celebration on 15 August to be held under the aegis of Government of Manipur

15/08/14

  • TNL called for a total shutdown of Ukhrul on August 15(Independence Day) as part of its agitation against the Government of Manipur’s indifference to the prevailing situation in the district headquarters
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