ANSAM notes CM's 'regret'
Source: The Sangai Express

Kohima, July 22 (NNN): The All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has said that Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh's statement of "regret" in declaring June 18 as a State holiday was a positive step towards resolving the ongoing impasse in Manipur.

ANSAM spokesman Ngachonmi Chamroy informed Newmai News Network tonight, that "The Chief Minister's statement of expressing regret for having conferring the June status 18 was a right move for bringing solution to the prevailing situation in the state".

However, the Chief Minister has fallen short of doing the necessary, added the ANSAM spokesman.

Meanwhile, a marathon meeting of the All Naga Students´┐Ż Association, Manipur is still going on at an undisclosed place.

Informing NNN, highly placed sources said that a series of meeting was held today to discuss the situation and the overtures from the State Government.

The sources said that the marathon meetings on the ongoing Naga students´┐Ż agitation were going on but till the time of filing this story no resolution had been adopted as yet.

Sources said that the meeting may continue till late in the night and "there is every chance that it may continue till the next day morning".

When asked about the possibility of arriving at a resolution which may subsequently lead to talk with the State Government, the sources said that at this stage of the meeting it would be premature to spell out anything.

Meanwhile, ANSAM activists from Tamenglong informed this news network that they were responsible for dismantling the Irang bridge along NH-53 two days ago.