Naga Forum appeals for peace
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 23 2010: Taking serious note of the untold misery caused to common people by the prolonged economic blockade on both NH 39 and NH 53, the Naga Leaders Forum Manipur has appealed to all concerned civil organisations to lift the blockade as well as the counter blockade.

A press release signed AS Shimreiyo and PA Thekho, convenors of the forum, pointed out that NH 39 and NH 53 are lifelines to both Manipur and Nagaland States.

Prolonging the blockade will soon lead to starvation of many families and even dead due to lack of life saving drugs, it noted.

Further appealing to all concerned to immediately restrain and cease destruction of public properties, the forum called upon citizens of all communities not to panic in the midst of confusion and turmoil.

Stating that the ADC election is a democratic process which cannot be cancelled or postponed once set in motion, except for a few days deferment under extraordinary circumstances, it appealed to all to ensure a free and fair poll.