NSF bans entry of State vehicles
Stand off over Muivah's visit takes ugly turn, trucks torched in Khuzuma

Source: The Sangai Express / Newmai News Network

Dimapur, May 04 2010: The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) has banned any vehicle coming from Manipur to Nagaland since this evening.

The move of the NSF is in apparent retaliation to the act of Manipur security forces, who prevented leaders of the student body, from crossing into Manipur at Mao gate yesterday.

Sources said that the NSF will impose the ban of vehicles from Manipur entering Nagaland so long as the Government of Manipur does not tender an apology to the Naga students' body for the Monday episode.

The NSF leaders on Monday tried to cross the Mao Gate but the security forces personnel manning the border refused permission to the students' leaders.

The security forces mostly, Manipur police commandos and IRB personnel have been manning the border area along the National Highway-39 in order to prevent NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah from visiting his native village Somdal in Ukhrul, Manipur.

Meanwhile the Naga Mothers' Association and the Tenyimi Women Organization have earnestly appealed to the Governor of Manipur, Gurbachan Jagat to immediately intervene in the stand off and allow Th Muivah to visit his birth place.

"As mothers who long for peace, we are deeply concerned about the militarization of the Naga inhabited areas and the imposition of CrPC 144 which has traumatized the lives of women and children and Naga people as a whole," said the two organisations in a memorandum submitted to the Governor of Manipur.