State urges Centre to stop Muivah's visit
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, May 04 2010: The Government of Manipur today drew the attention of the Centre through the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in preventing entry of general secretary of NSCN(IM), Th Muivah in the state.

An intimation regarding the matter has been furnished after the Cabinet of the SPF government convened meetings two times today, said spokesperson of the SPF government, Minister N Biren after the last round of Cabinet meeting.

Imphal West SSP L Kailun along with SDPO Ibomcha supervising security measures at Mao

Chief Minister, O Ibobi convened meeting of the Cabinet two times to discuss the prevailing law and order situation of the state, particularly in the four hill districts of Senapati, Ukhrul, Tamenglong and Chandel.

The first meeting started from 8.30 am and discussed thoroughly the prevailing law and order of the state.

The meeting re-affirmed the Cabinet decision taken on April 30 regarding the ban of Th Muivah from entering the territory of Manipur.

IFCD Minister, Biren said that the government has the information that Naga Hoho and other Naga Civil Organisations in Nagaland are going to escort Muivah to Manipur tomorrow.

If such plan is taken up, untoward violent incidents are likely to happen.

The State Government is ready to face such events, he said.

Giving a detailed account of the possible outbreak of large scale violence in the state and drawing attention of the Centre in preventing such untoward incident, a crash massage has been sent to the Centre through the Home Secretary, GK Pillai, Minister Biren said.

He further said that prohibition orders promulgated in Senapati district headquarters and some other places has been lifted effective from 10 am but prohibition on assembly of five or more people which are likely to turn violence under section 144 of CrPC is still effective in the said areas.

The Cabinet also approved constitution of warrant of precedence for the chairman of six District Councils hill areas to be constituted after the elections are held on May 26 and June 2 next.

The cabinet decided to put the post of chairman of the MDC which was in the serial no.33 to 23 in the order of precedence of warrant.

On the other hand, Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram has asked state Chief Minister, O Ibobi to come to New Delhi and discussed the prevailing law and order situation of the state.