IMPHAL, Jan 3 - The United Naga Council (UNC) has urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to intervene in the matter relating to the indiscriminate firing by Manipur Police commandos and also to look into the report of disruption of the Christmas celebration in a Senapati village on December 27.
The UNC also requested the Union Minister that the �communal State forces deployed at Indo-Naga ceasefire areas be withdrawn immediately� and to conduct an independent inquiry to find out the truth.
Demanding that the government should deliver justice to the innocent victims immediately, the memorandum warned, �Failure to concede the above points will force the resumption of agitation. UNC extends solidarity to the victims and demand for maintenance of human rights.�
Narrating the incidents that took place at K Somrei, a village under Nongpok Sekmai Police station, the memorandum alleged the gathering at the Christian festival in the village was disrupted by some Manipur Police Commando personnel on December 26. The following evening, Chithung Anando, a teacher of the village was brutally beaten up by the police personnel causing serious injuries to him.
The villagers angered by the repeated harassment approached the Police Commando post demanding justice into the incidents. However, the commandos opened fire injuring four persons including a widow, a school teacher and two students. Four others were brutally assaulted and detained, according to the memorandum.