ANSAM shifts focus on Delhi
Source: The Sangai Express

Dimapur, August 01 (NNN): The agitating All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has shifted its mobilisation venue to New Delhi even as its agitation has crossed more than forty days now.

According to a highly placed source, a team comprising of ANSAM and Naga Students' Federation (NSF) met Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil this afternoon in New Delhi.

The sources informed Newmai News Network that the combined Naga students' team had been camping in New Delhi for the last few days and had met scores of Central leaders including AICC president Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The sources informed that the leaders of the student bodies met Shivaraj Patil at 2 pm today and deliberated on the present imbroglio in Manipur.

Disclosing the reason for camping at New Delhi, the sources said that the Naga student leaders had decided to seek the help of the Central leaders to resolve the present crisis in a peaceful manner as the "Manipur Government had closed all the doors and venues for bringing a solution to the prevailing situation".

We have been trying our best to talk with the State Government but since the Government did not reciprocate our effort we have no other option but to go to the Central leaders," said a leader of ANSAM today adding "instead the Manipur Government is trying its best to impose its own terms and conditions on us which we cannot accept".

Meanwhile, leaders of ANSAM from Tamenglong district have appealed to the security personnel to desist from harassing the passengers travelling between Imphal and Tamenglong town.

The student leaders alleged that they have received lots of complaints from the general public that security force personnel have been harassing the passengers.