Manipuris' peace rally in Guwahati
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Guwahati, May 11 2010: A number of Manipuris in Assam 's Guwahati city took out a peace rally on Tuesday against Naga students' blockade.

Organised under the banner of 'Greater Guwahati Manipuri Association' the protestors expressed solidarity with the Manipuris and sought lifting of the blockade, as it has paralysed the general life here and caused an acute shortage of essential commodities like petrol, food grains, and medicines because of the road blockade.

Manipuris settled in Guwahati take out peace rally in that city demanding an end to the indefinite blockade imposed by Naga bodies in Manipur

"The main aim is that we want peace, the situation of Manipur is bad because of blockade resulting in a crisis situation in the Manipur.

Prices of the commodities have shot up and with an aim to draw the attention of the authorities, we are demonstrating," said Y Dhan Kumar Singh, President of Greater Guwahati Manipuri Association.

"We have requested honourable Prime Minister of India to solve these problems and also the Chief Ministers of Nagaland and Manipur, so that Manipur people get protection in Nagaland and be able to live peacefully with," he added.

The blockade has created further tensions between Nagas and Manipuris.

The Manipur government had imposed an embargo on Muivah's visit, contending it could create law and order problem in the state.