JD (S) fires salvo
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, January 29 2009: Janata Dal (S) Manipur president W Kulabidhu Singh has expressed that his party is unhappy rather greatly shocked to know that Outer MP Mani Cheranamei pretends not to understand that the ceasefire agreement between the Government of India and NSCN (IM) does not extend to Manipur or Assam Or Arunachal Pradesh or beyond Nagaland.

Even if this was not widely known to laymen earlier, it has been specifically made known specially after the Great Uprising of June in 2001 in Manipur, Kulabidhu, who is also a former MP said in a statement, adding that the Government of India had clearly and specifically issued a notification announcing that the said ceasefire does not extend beyond Nagaland.

The JD (S) State unit president further said that the Cheranamei's reference to the ceasefire of 1964 till 1912 with the then Naga National Council (NNC) and the Government of India is quite irrelevant and out of context.

Hence, the clarification of the 17 Assam Rifles that the militants of NSCN (IM) are not supposed to set up camps outside Nagaland (viz.

Siroy village of Ukhrul) is quite true, he noted.