ZUF decries cold-blooded murder of Athuan Abonmai

By FrontierManipur | Published On 24th Sep, 2021, 11:41 GMT+0530

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The outfit ZUF accused NSCN (I-M) of the murder. “The diabolic character of the NSCN (I-M) is once again resurfaced where tall and uncompromising leaders of different communities had been massacred in several occasions at different times,” it said

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The proscribed militant group Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) on Friday in strongest term condemned the cold-blooded and inhuman murder of Advisor and former persident of Zeliangrong Baudi Assam, Manipur and Nagaland (AMN) Athuan Abonmai on September 22, 2021, at Pallong village, some kilometers away from Tamenglong District headquarters.

In a statement issued by its information and publicity ministry secretary Hozam Thaimei, ZUF accused National Socialist Council of Nagaland -Isaac Muivah, NSCN (I-M) of the murder. “The diabolic character of the NSCN-IM is once again resurfaced where tall and uncompromising leaders of different communities had been massacred in several occasions at different times,” it said.

In the same way the tall uncompromising Zeliangrong leader Athuan Abonmai who spoke out for his people and coexistence of different communities had succumbed to blood thirsty and the cowardice act of NSCN (I-M), it added.

The proscribe outfit described Athuan Abonmai as true son of the soil, a true patriot who relentlessly working for the cause Zeliangrong and Nagas and for different communities at large. “Therefore, it is extremely beyond shocking that such brutality and barbaric inhumanity had done by NSCN (I-M) to silence the democratic and courageous voice which always stood for unyielding unity of Zeliangrong people and Nagas in particular with the rest of the different communities as a whole,” it said.

Criticizing the security forces which watched the abduction like a mute spectator, the outfit said the abduction of Athuan Abonmai in the presence of hundred eyes and the presence of paramilitary and state forces in broad daylight and their inaction is highly questionable.

“It is concluded that the whole development is fishy and total conspiracy. The Zeliangrong United Front fervently appeals to the government of India and the Manipur state government to constitute a high-level investigation agency and book the culprits at the earliest possible time and deliver justice to deceased family,” it said.

Decrying such insensible and heartless murder, the outfit said it paid solidarity with the bereaved family members and shared the pain and sorrow at the untimely demised of Athuan Abonmai. The statement said ZUF prays to our heavenly God to comfort and console his family and give them enough strength and confidence to bear this lost.

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