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Manipur govt told to revoke arrest warrant

Dimapur, June 9 : The United Naga Council of Manipur today issued a 5-day  ultimatum to the Manipur state government to revoke the arrest warrants issued to some leaders of the council as well as of the All Naga Students’ Association of Manipur (ANSAM). The UNC has warned that the attempt to  ‘criminalize’ the civil organizations would invite  intensified ‘agitations’ in every  way.
A statement from the UNC condemned the state government’s ‘design to criminalize the UNC for demanding justice for the tribal people’. “The presidential council of the UNC is constrained to issue an ultimatum of 5 days from the date of this press statement to the Manipur state government to revoke the arrest warrant on its president and also withdraw the bounty announced in connection with the same, failing which the UNC will have  no  option  but to intensify its agitation on all possible fronts,”  the  UNC stated.
UNC  sets 5-day ultimatum
The UNC expressed shock that its president and the president of the ANSAM have been declared “wanted” and fixing of rewards on them by the Government of Manipur.
“After out rightly rejecting the demands of the tribal people on the ADC election, the Government of Manipur is relentlessly trying to put into place district councils in the hill areas under the unwanted District Council (Hill Areas)Act, 2008 through a stage managed election process.”
Instead of addressing the ‘material issue’ at hand, the UNC said, the Government of Manipur has chosen to issue arrest warrants to the Naga leaders. The UNC explained: “This brazen action has followed an invitation for talks on the issue of ADC election and economic blockade from the Government of Manipur in the form of a letter from the Chief Secretary through the DC, Senapati addressed to the President UNC. The information on the invitation was received at 2.30 PM of the 26th May, 2010 on the day of polling for the 1st phase of ADC elections, when any talk on the issue has become impertinent and this response came after a lapse of over 3 month when the demand for reviewing of the Act was submitted to the State Government.” Dimapur, June 9 : The United Naga Council of Manipur today issued a 5-day  ultimatum to the Manipur state government to revoke the arrest warrants issued to some leaders of the council as well as of the All Naga Students’ Association of Manipur (ANSAM). The UNC has warned that the attempt to  ‘criminalize’ the civil organizations would invite  intensified ‘agitations’ in every  way.
A statement from the UNC condemned the state government’s ‘design to criminalize the UNC for demanding justice for the tribal people’. “The presidential council of the UNC is constrained to issue an ultimatum of 5 days from the date of this press statement to the Manipur state government to revoke the arrest warrant on its president and also withdraw the bounty announced in connection with the same, failing which the UNC will have  no  option  but to intensify its agitation on all possible fronts,”  the  UNC stated.
UNC  sets 5-day ultimatum
The UNC expressed shock that its president and the president of the ANSAM have been declared “wanted” and fixing of rewards on them by the Government of Manipur.
“After out rightly rejecting the demands of the tribal people on the ADC election, the Government of Manipur is relentlessly trying to put into place district councils in the hill areas under the unwanted District Council (Hill Areas)Act, 2008 through a stage managed election process.”
Instead of addressing the ‘material issue’ at hand, the UNC said, the Government of Manipur has chosen to issue arrest warrants to the Naga leaders. The UNC explained: “This brazen action has followed an invitation for talks on the issue of ADC election and economic blockade from the Government of Manipur in the form of a letter from the Chief Secretary through the DC, Senapati addressed to the President UNC. The information on the invitation was received at 2.30 PM of the 26th May, 2010 on the day of polling for the 1st phase of ADC elections, when any talk on the issue has become impertinent and this response came after a lapse of over 3 month when the demand for reviewing of the Act was submitted to the State Government.”