36 hr road blockade called in Assam on two NHs leading to Dimapur
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, June 06 2010: A Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed by 12 organizations under the aegis of All Assam Manipuri Students' Union during a joint meeting held at Manja town, Karbi Anglong District has called for a 36 hour road blockade on NH 39 (Numaligarh to Dimapur) and NH 36 (Nagaon to Dimapur) with effect from 5 am of June 8 .

The blockade is only for those trucks carrying essential goods and petroleum products into Nagaland.

The Convenor of the JAC appealed to the owners of the trucks carrying essential materials for Nagaland not to ply their trucks on these two National Highways, and warned that any unwanted things that happen to them during this duration will be their responsibility.

The blockade on the these two National Highways shall be extended, if ANSAM, UNC and other Naga organizations extend and intensify their blockade further in Nagaland and Manipur.

The Convenor said that the JAC was formed to launch and carry out various democratic process to remove hardship faced by the tribal and non tribal people of Manipur due to prolonged economic blockade on NH 39 and 53 by ANSAM and UNC in Manipur and supported and intensified by Naga Students' Federation (NSF) in Nagaland in NH 39 .

The formation of the JAC is a follow up action of the two peaceful rallies and meeting held in Assam at Hojai on May 17 and at Amarjan Village on May 26 respectively.

The JAC has started sending its volunteers to all strategic locations to launch the blockade, the Convenor informed.