NSF lifts ban on Manipur vehicles temporarily
Source: Hueiyen News Service / NNN

Dimapur/Imphal, June 15 2010: The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) has temporarily suspended their agitation of banning Manipur vehicles after the Prime Minister assured to take up the matter with the government of Manipur.

The Naga students' leaders met the Prime Minister today and apprised him of the matter in New Delhi.

The Prime Minister reportedly assured the Naga students that he would take the matter with the Manipur government.

Reports said that the lifting of the ban on Manipur vehicles in Nagaland will be affected from 6am of Tuesday.

The NSF had imposed banned on Manipur vehicles since May 4 after the Manipur security forces personnel prevented them from entering Manipur.

The NSF delegates were reportedly on their way to Oinam village for a function when the Manipur police and IRB personnel stationed at Mao-Gate in Manipur-Nagaland border to bar NSCN-IM leader Muivah, did not allow NSF leaders to enter Manipur on May 3 .

Meanwhile, All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (ANSAM), a subordinate unit of NSF in Imphal has said that "the Naga people will not at any cost allow the functioning of the imposed council formation in the Naga Hill District, hence the imposed ADC election and the result stand "null and void".

A press release issued by Publicity Wing of ANSAM informed that "the state communal force Commandos/IRB deployed for creating war situation at Liyai Khunuo (Chilo), Jessami, Mao gate and in all Naga areas should be withdrawn immediately" .

"We will not be responsible for any untoward incidents meted to any person/persons who violate the genuine aspiration of Naga people quest for dignity and honour," the ANSAM press release said.

It further said, "Failing to accept the democratic demand of Naga people and tribal for justice, the ANSAM is constrained to inform that ...

the communal government would be solely responsible for any untoward consequences for aggression on other territory" .