NSF mission to NE states, Delhi
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Dimapur, June 11 2010: The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) is confirmed to be on what was stated to be a "reaching out" mission to Nagaland's neighboring North-East states and Delhi to "let them know of the ground reality" .

It is confirmed that the Naga students are meeting with Mizoram students' organizations and even reportedly Meghalaya students' communities 'to apprise them' of the "current impasse." They have also met the All Assam Students Union (AASU) in Guwahati, it was informed.

Nagaland and Manipur state are currently locked in an intricate socio-political situation from a myriad and conflicting turn of events since May 3 and one that was heightened by the May 6 killings at Mao Gate.

On May 6, Manipur police forces gunned down two students and left scores in a protest rally, injured, at the Nagaland-Manipur border outpost.

It is learned that a delegation of the NSF led by its president Mutsikhoyo Yhobu is in Delhi and another, in Mizoram.

It was informed that the NSF leaders in Delhi have met with Interlocutor of the Government of India to the Indo-Naga dialogue, RS Pandey.

Pandey, also former chief secretary of Nagaland, met with the students' leaders June 8 .

Sources said that the 'one agenda' that Pandey and the NSF leaders discussed was on matter related to lifting the ongoing economic blockade imposed on Manipur state in the aftermath of the May 6 killings.

No lifting of blockade yet, Pandey told.

According to NSF chief Mutsikhoyo Yhobu, Pandey requested that the economic blockade on Manipur state be lifted.

Yhobu interacted with The Morung Express from Delhi tonight.

However, it is understood that the students' organization made clear that the blockade on Manipur would stand.

The students' leader said Pandey was explained the turn of events that led to the current imbroglio and the Naga organizations' refusal to budge.

No further information on the proceedings of the meeting with Pandey was divulged.

The NSF chief however, assured to go public on the matter later.

Yhobu said the NSF's Delhi itinerary was to meet with Indian "political leaders" including with former Interlocutor to the Indo-Naga political talks, Swaraj Kaushal.

The students' leaders refused to say who the "political leaders" in Delhi they planned to meet with.

Appointments have been made and schedule waited, at the time of filing this news report, it is learned.

Also, the delegation was scheduled to meet with former Interlocutor to the Indo-Naga political talks, Swaraj Kaushal, on June 11, at 11 AM.

"The purpose is to reach out to the Indian leaders and our neighboring states and explain to them the ground reality,' explained Yhobu.

He said that many Indian leaders have still yet to know about the ground situations associated with the Indo-Naga political conflict.

'Many don't know the reality,' said Yhobu without elaborating.

He said to inform with details about the 'reach out mission' and meetings with Indian leaders.

The NSF leaders confirmed that another delegation of the Naga students is in Mizoram state.

Details to the reported meeting could not be made available at this time.

It is unknown for the moment if the NSF leaders would be meeting with Assam and Manipur students' organizations.

Sources said the NSF has even been meeting with Meghalaya students leaders, in Shillong.

This information was confirmed through reliable sources.