Chidambaram warns violators of ceasefire rules
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network

Kohima, February 03 2009: REVIEWING THE security scenario in Nagaland, Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram has warned that violation of the prevailing Cease Fire Ground Rules by any of the Naga underground group would not be accepted.

Interacting with media-persons after having security review meeting with Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, Cabinet colleagues and high ranking security officers of the State during his maiden visit to Nagaland at Chumukedima (Dimapur) today, he said, "Violation of the agreed ceasefire by Naga underground groups will not be tolerated".

He has also strictly directed the State Government and security agencies to enforce the ground rules of ceasefire in order to create a congenial atmosphere.

Nagaland Governor K Sankaranarayanan also met the visiting Union Home Minister, who arrived in Dimapur from Imphal after reviewing the security scenario in Manipur, sources said while Nagaland Home Minister, Imkong L.Imchen briefed on the prevailing situation Nagaland.

In Imphal, Chidambaram met Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi and was briefed on the situation by security officials including DGP Y Joy Kumar, the sources.

The meeting also discussed the situation arising out of attempts by NSCN-IM to set up a designated camp at Siroy in Ukhrul district, which was foiled by Assam Rifles personnel, they said.

Sources revealed the Union Home Minister while expressing that the ongoing peace talks between the Government of India and NSCN-IM is moving on the right direction, has said that the Centre is willing to examine the new proposals of the NSCN-IM but within the frame-work of the Constitution.

He has also reportedly expressed happiness over the improvement of the law and order situation in Nagaland.