NPCC sees no link between blockade and integration
Source: The Sangai Express

Kohima, July 27: Maintaining that it is not against integration of all Naga areas into a single administrative unit, the Nagaland Congress has said the indefinite blockade in Manipur has nothing to do with the integration and Nagas should abstain from imposing blockade of highways.

''It is not that if the blockade continues our demand for integration would be met,'' NPCC president Hokheto Sumi said in a statement here yesterday.

''The Nagaland Nagas joining the blockade would surely create a bad impression on the minds of other communities which in the long run would result in making more enemies than friends for the Nagas,'' the statement said.

The statement was issued after the apex tribal council, Naga Hoho, castigated the Congress on its stand on Naga NGOs of Nagaland supporting the highway blockade in Manipur.