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Imphal: The United Naga Council (UNC) called for a total shutdown for six hours across the Naga-inhabited areas in Manipur on January 26 to demonstrate their resentment against delaying and frequent backtracking on the political settlement of the historic Indo-Naga Framework Agreement even after six years of signing.

The shutdown will start at 6 am and end at 12 pm on January 26, it said.

The imposed shutdown is also for not ensuring justice for the victims of Oting villagers on December 4 and 5, 2021, said UNC.

The Naga people of Manipur will abstain from participating in India’s Republic Day on January 26 as part of its non-cooperation movement, it said.

The Naga apex body also directed the tribe hohos, district apex organisations, Naga frontal organisations and regional organisations to enforce the shutdown.

Similarly, the Coordinate Committee (CorCom) has also called for an 18-hour shutdown from midnight of January 25, alleging that Republic Day, January 26, is a ‘Colonial Day’, which showcases how India suppresses the people of Manipur.

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