CoTU calls indefinite eco blockade

Our Correspondent
KANGPOKPI, Nov 14: The Committee on Tribal Unity, (CoTU), Kangpokpi has decided to impose an indefinite economic blockade along National Highway 2 and National Highway 37 from midnight of November 15.
CoTU's decision to impose an indefinite economic blockade was taken during a Kuki-Zo women's sit-in-protest at Gamgiphai in Kangpokpi district today.
The 48-hour total shutdown called by CoTU in Kangpokpi district demanding unconditional release of the two Kuki-Zo individuals arrested by police in connection with the missing of two Meitei boys culminated on November 13 morning without any response from the authority concerned.
The Kuki-Zo women's sit-in protest held at Gamgiphai today demanded unconditional release of the two Kuki-Zo individuals, namely, Lhunkhosei Chongloi and Satgougin Hangshing.
They alleged that the two were arrested on prefabricated charges in connection with the abduction case of two boys in Kanglatongbi.
The elder sister of Lhunkhosei Chongloi said during the protest that the duo had gone to drop their uncle at Dimapur for medical treatment and they were arrested while returning to Kangpokpi.
She said that the State Government was quick to take action against the Kuki-Zo communities but action over the murder of four Kuki-Zo family members in broad daylight is yet to be taken.
Meanwhile, CoTU vehemently condemned the alleged indifferent attitude of the authority concerned in dispensing law and order in Kuki-Zo inhabited areas.
It stated that CoTU has been agitating for a meaningful resolution on different aspects but “to our dismay, our demands have been consistently ignored”.
It further stated that the committee stands resolute in its endeavour for justice and any form of systematic subjugation will be dealt with firmly by the Kuki-Zo people.