Senapati meet on Shirui stand-off
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 07 2009: The recent Shirui stand-off between a unit of the Assam Rifles and cadres of the NSCN-IM in Ukhrul district and reported wrangling over celebration of the grandest Naga seed-sowing festival Lui-Ngai-Ni figured prominently at a meeting of Naga civil society leaders held today at Senapati district headquarters.

Representatives of the apex Naga organisation the United Naga Council, All Naga Students' Assn manipur, Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights and other bodies participated at the consultative meeting.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a meeting participant said the public leaders thoroughly discussed prevailing situation in the aftermath of the Shirui stand-off with the ongoing tussle between section of the Naga society/units on the Lui-Ngai-Ni celebration being the other important issue.

The individual, however, declined to share details of the discussion saying 'it would be premature to reveal minutes of the meeting discussion at the juncture'.