Imphal: The Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) Wednesday asked the armed Kuki militants along the Imphal-Ukhrul route to end their unwarranted acts of stopping, threatening innocent commuters and passengers and intimidating workers engaged in restoration/repairing work along the highway.
The Tangkhul community has been very tolerant towards such provoking and unconcerned behaviour on part of the militants on multiple occasions. Even if the act was wrong, they had exercised maximum restraint not wanting to jeopardize the prevailing peace and tranquility of the region, the Long said in a statement.
Asking the Kuki militants to immediately end such public nuisance in their jurisdiction which has so far been peaceful and tolerant, the TNL warned that those armed militants should bear full responsibility if any untoward incident takes place and its consequences.
The body also asked the Kuki villagers who are residing on the stretch of Ukhrul-Imphal route to take serious note of such incidents and bring immediate end to such nuisances lest they should also be equally blamed in the event of any untoward incident that follows.