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No UNLF/MPA camps in Indo-Myanmar border area

Published May 13, 2019
Updated Apr 17, 2020

The proscribed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) has stated that the incident of apprehending seven cadres belonging to three insurgent groups on May 10 by a combined team of 11 paramilitary and 17 Assam Rifles, which were reported on local dailies, was an act of ‘fake arrest drama.’

A release signed by director, department of publicity, M. Sak-hen stated that there are no UNLF/MPA camps in Indo-Myanmar border area. There were no cadres of UNLF/MPA apprehended or their arms seized from the said area, it said.

Laishram Prem alias Ningjaba son of L. Yaima from Khurai Angom Leikai who is claimed by the Indian Army to be taking a part in the ‘fake arrest drama’, had completed basic military training from MPA but became a deserter in 2017. After being unable to live by the code of a freedom fighter and failing to follow the party disciplines, he became a runaway and surrendered himself to the Indian Army, it further said. After becoming a deserter, he was put at Tengnoupal gate under Assam Rifles made to inspect travellers, it added. After being used by the Indian Army for around two years, he was brought out as an apprehended insurgent on May 10 in ‘Kamjong Fake Arrest,’ it added.

This is not new to the people of Manipur, it further said adding such incidents have been prevalent since the arrival of ‘Indian Occupational Force.’ Such dramas have never succeeded in affecting the ongoing movement of self determination, it added.