𝐍𝐚𝐠𝐚 𝐏𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐬’ 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝟒 𝐍𝐚𝐠𝐚 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐥
The Imphal Naga Awami League strongly condemns the abduction of four Naga girls. Based on reports from victims, a gang of armed men abducted four Chinaga girls working at a beauty parlor in Imphal. Two girls are from Anal, another girl is from Lamkang and one girl is from Aimol. The killers demanded a ransom of around Rs 300-400,000 and targeted the beautiful home of the woman, who belonged to the Anal Naga tribe. According to the Naga People’s Association, the incident took place on December 12, 2023, at Khongnang Ani Karak near Imphal Indian Bazaar.
This incident took place around 12 noon on the said day, when the owner of the vehicle and three of his employees (four people in total) were arrested by 10 to 12 armed men who arrived in two vehicles. They were taken to the Sowambung and Sekta mountains. The armed men threatened them and demanded a ransom of Rs 300-400,000. The conclusion is that not solving the problem will continue to cause problems and even death. Friends of the area then stepped in and spoke to community elders and leaders. Following this, four Naga girls were released in Sekta area around 6 pm.
One of the victims, said to be Elmore’s girlfriend, was assaulted and severely beaten with visible injuries. He is currently undergoing treatment. Even after they were released, armed men continued to harass them with phone calls, especially to homeowners. They demand the actual amount to be paid within 2/3 days and threaten not to pay. Fearing for their lives and safety, the room was temporarily closed.
On the fateful day of December 12, an unexpected incident occurred between 12:30 noon and 4:30 pm when a group of unidentified armed men, three women and five men, shamelessly captured seven Named Naga. girl. Beautiful location near Chingmeirong Vishal Mall in Imphal. The robbers arrived at the scene, armed and threatening the workers, who hailed from Tangkhul, Maring, Mao and Kabui. The attackers pulled out guns, snatched mobile phones, Aadhaar cards and took photos and videos of the unsuspecting victims. Under sustained gunfire, workers, including managers and bosses, were forced downstairs. They were then boarded in a gypsy vehicle and taken to the remote forests of Sekta in Imphal East District. When they arrived at the forest, the criminals used guns, sticks and other lethal means to shoot and kill the owners and managers of the forest. Victims were beaten, assaulted, assaulted, stomped on, and threatened with gun violence. The criminals demanded a ransom of 500,000 rupees from a mansion in Chingmeirong and finally extorted 200,000 rupees from the victim. Authorities in Area
are currently investigating the matter and urge residents in the area to remain vigilant and continue to search for the perpetrators. The victim suffered serious injuries and is receiving medical treatment while the community awaits justice for this crime. In view of this, the Naga Awami League strongly condemns and pardons the crimes of innocent Naga girls roaming around in beautiful places. The same thing happened in the city of Imphal, where many beauty salons run by Naga women were threatened with payment, and some were even forced to pay thousands of demands. NPUI asks armed robbers to stop harassing Naga girls running in beautiful places of Imphal and plains to avoid clashes between Naga and non-Naga in Imphal and Manipur and encourages states government. Manipur and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, seriously and urgently review the latest developments in the implementation of the Act and Ordinances to protect the lives and properties of innocent people and not harm our Naga girls in the future.
Therefore, Nagas engaged in various commercial activities such as shops, beauty salons, hotels, etc., big or small, face serious threats in the plains of Imphal and Manipur. This threat comes from forced sales, solicitation, taxes, gifts and other forms of financial coercion by armed criminals, which often results in theft. As a result, the security of the Naga people living in Imphal and Manipur valleys has been compromised. The Naga Imphal Association urges all to remain vigilant in the face of these dangers. The constant oppression, misery, discrimination and similar situations faced by the Nagas can be read as a warning that threatens life in the plains of Imphal and Manipur. As a result, innocent Nagas live in fear and their rights are violated in these places. In this regard, the Naga community calls on all non-Naga Community Organizations (CSOs) to provide assistance and support to promote peaceful coexistence in the future through mutual understanding and goodwill.