Imphal, June 2:
The Zeliangrong United Front is committed to stand united in the front, defending the cause and rights of the Zeliangrong and its kindred tribes living together in the compact geographical region following and pursuing the vision and aspiration of our past revered patriots.
“Much have we suffered, lost and sacrificed in the past for and in the name of uniting and defending the rights and freedom of our people. Despite our shortcomings and little differences, we have gained and achieved much in the process and saved the face and secure the integrity and dignity of the people from the many external forces. Our land and people remain intact and stable barring the presence of some apparent elements of variants and ideological differences among our people. However, we understand and accept this diversity to be the beauty of our unique unity of humanity in the space of human nature”, a statement of the Front said.
It added that in the process of our struggle, we have committed confrontational gunfire with the adversative opposing forces and foes, in which some of our dear comrades and innocent lives have been touched and cut short. It was not of our criminal intention but of defensive compulsion and circumstances. Nevertheless, we felt sorry and regretted for the loss of precious lives by accidental death in encounters and circumstantial counterattacks. Having said that, we acknowledge and condole with great grief and pain over the precious souls of our fellow youth and comrades who fell into ill-feted circumstances. We earnestly beseech and pray that the parents, relatives, authorities and the general public may forgive and be healed of all hurts in submission to the will and comfort of God.
“It is pertinent to mention that all the unfortunate dead and mishap causing many disturbances to the general public are directly or indirectly the consequences of unscrupulous and greed-based leaders. The defected cadres of ZUF which had merged to NSCN U on 26th Oct.2019 have been creating much public nuisance and antipathy, causing the death of precious lives. It has triggered public anger and displeasure over the unabated criminal activities and incited hatred and resentment among the communities. They are a confused group coercing the public shamelessly and tarnishing the good image of the ZUF from which they defected. Such leaders/group must be diligently watched and denounced if our society is to progress and prosper in peace and development. We are willing to extend our door of acceptance to whoever is prompted by a true sense of realization and admittance of the genuine cause, the ZUF has been committed to since its inception. Any adverse situation that may arise for not heeding to our bidding, the Front shall not be held responsible nor be tolerated if the front is taken to be wrongly implicated.
“We appeal to all concerned Zeliangrong and kindred Tribes leaders; CSOs and the general public to understand our inner conviction and obligation that motivates us to take this hard risky and sacrificial step all for the total benefit and welfare of all the Zeliangrong and its kindred tribes. We believe that we shall gain our political freedom and progress if we don’t give up but strive on together towards the struggle; we have been front-lining for a decade now. We shall move together even closer to visualize our common vision, interest and aspiration to be attained at the earliest no matter how obscure or hard our struggle may appear. We shall not give up our struggle or give in to the politic of opposing forces under any circumstances.” The statement signed by Jenchui Kameim, Chairman Zeliangrong United Front said.