Dorbar shnong Iewmawlong and the Joint Action Committee on September 27 warned the youths that they would have to leave their villages and settle elsewhere if they married girls from other communities and also advised caution before taking someone as life partner.
The Joint Action Committee (JAC), which comprises KSU, FKJGP, HNYF and RBYF, also sent out a similar message to avoid marrying non-tribals.
The warning and caution came on the heels of the alleged murder of 19-year-old Nisha Nongbet by her partner Dil Bahadur Thapa on September 26.
The JAC has also decided to take out a march from Iewmawlong, which is the residence of the deceased and end at Nongpoh Town Shopping Complex (MUDA) here and demand action against the alleged murderer.
The dorbar shnong of Iewmawlong called an urgent meeting to condemn the criminal for killing his own wife, who hailed from Iewmawlong, Nongpoh, She had left him a few days back after she could not tolerate him and returned to her parental home, the dorbar shnong said.
Micky Syngkli, the headman of Iewmawlong, said Dil Bahadur Thapa was already married to a woman from his own tribe from Umjarasi and used to threaten to beat or kill her if she tried to leave him. He said the same could have happened with the victim. According to him, when Nongbet was on her way to her work, Thapa killed her by slitting her throat and left the place.
Meanwhile, speaking to media persons, Aristone Ryndongsngi, a member of the RBYF warned, “This is the message to all the non-tribals who stay in the city or in the border not to harm our people, this is not the first time that such a thing has happened, but a time will come when we have to take some action against you if you keep on doing this.”
Baiaishah Kharshanlor, general secretary of KSU Nongpoh Circle said that the march will be in demand for justice. “This is the wake-up call for our girls and women to choose the right partner for relationship and to avoid it with non-tribals,” he added.
The JAC also called for the support of the dorbar shnong, Seng Samla, social workers, women’s organisation and the people’s representative to join hands with the JAC and demand justice for Nisha Nongbet.
The final rites of Nongbet, were performed at Iewmawlong on Tuesday.