IMPHAL: Few of the Naga tribes, who live near the areas that have been affected by the ongoing conflict between the Kukis and the Meiteis in Manipur, are being subjected to harassment and ill-treatment by miscreants belonging to the two communities.
This was claimed by the United Naga Council (UNC), an apex body of the 20 Naga tribes.
“It is very unfortunate that a few Naga tribes who live in close proximity with both the warring communities at the periphery and foothills have been harassed, mishandled, ill-treated and intimidated to carry out certain tasks involuntarily,” it said.
UNC has stated that the Nagas keep a neutral position in regards to the ongoing violence in the Northeast state of Manipur.
It warned that the Nagas must not be dragged into the ongoing violence in Manipur.
The UNC, in a statement, stated that some organisations with vested interests have been trying to drag the Nagas into the ongoing conflict between the Kukis and the Meiteis in the strife-torn Manipur.