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AAMSU Condemns Assault to AMSU Functionaries, Says “Cowardly Behaviour”

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 The All Assam Manipuri Students Union, AAMSU HQ strongly condemn the incidents of assaulted the AMSU functionaries and artistes of Manipur.

In a press conference that held this Tuesday here at AAMSU HQ in Silchar, AAMSU president Pangabam Nilkanta said that it was the act of cowardly behaviour.

While briefing to the scribes, AAMSU President questioned about the  gunda tax that are being collected by NSCN IM from the passengers of the Imphal -Silchar road in a regular basis.

In his words, Nilkanta said”both centre and state governments must clarify the issue of collecting gunda tax by NSCN-IM”.

He also emphasised that the centre supported the NSCN IM as they collecting illegal tax and harassed the passengers in a highway.

In his words ,AAMSU President said ,” without a backing from centre how the illegal outfit NSCN IM collecting money and harassing the people in a roadside “.

“My message to the NSCN IM is that Nungba is under the territory of Manipur and they have no right to claimed it as their land” said Nilkanta.

He further emphasized that the act done by NSCN IM revealed that they are uncivilized group.

He also said that AAMSU will never tolerate if anybody illegally harassing the people of Manipur.

Further , he urges the concern state government to look into the matter.

It can be said that some unknown youths who identified themselves as ‘NSCN-IM’ have assaulted a team comprising AMSU functionaries and Manipuri singers. The incident took place at Nungba Bazar, Tamenglong district yesterday at about 7.40 pm.

According to a source, the 37 member team comprising AMSU functionaries and Manipuri singers were returning from Silchar by a bus after attending a programme there. 

The team on Monday was supposed to leave Silchar early in the morning. But they were compelled to leave Silchar late afternoon as the Bus they were travelling on was out of order. 

The team reached Nungba in late evening at about 7.40 pm yesterday. The bus stopped there and they got down from the bus to take dinner in a hotel at Nungba bazar. 

On seeing the bus bearing a Manipuri flag, two/three youths of about 24/25 years old who identified themselves as ‘NSCN-IM’ cadres stopped them.

The unidentified youths asked the identity of the team and where they were coming from.

AMSU general secretary Anil replied that the team comprised AMSU functionaries and some Manipuri singers and they were returning from Silchar after attending a programme there.

Anil also identified himself as general secretary of AMSU. After hearing the reply, the youths who identified themselves as NSCN-IM told the AMSU team that the place they were entering in is ‘Nagaland’ while cautioning them not to come there with Manipuri flag.

The unidentified youths also slammed some valley based organisations like AMUCO, UCM, AMSU for launching protest against framework agreement. 

The NSCN-IM men also slapped the AMSU general secretary Anil twice, apart from extortioning money from the team comprising AMSU functionaries and Manipuri singers, sources further revealed.


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