ANSAM warns blockade resumption
Source: The Sangai Express

Senapati, August 20 (NNN): The All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has warned that it may resume the non-cooperation agitation including re-imposition of economic blockade anytime.

In an exclusive interview somewhere in Senapati district, ANSAM spokesman Ngachonmi Chamroy informed this Network today that since the Manipur Government has not reciprocated to the gesture shown by the agitating party (ANSAM and NSF), the date to resume the economic blockade may be announced any time.

Chamroy, accusing the State Government for the present turmoil contended that "on the request of the State Government ANSAM had indicated a date to hold a talk on August-18 with some terms and conditions but to our dismay the Government has decided to betray us by buying time".

The ANSAM spokesman also blamed the State Government saying that the latter was not creating a conducive atmosphere whereas the agitating party had, in good faith, suspended the indefinite economic blockade in the interest of the general public.

The ANSAM spokesman, has also appealed to the public and civil organisations to lend their support and cooperation in our quest for justice".

ANSAM then said that it condemned the incident where Zomi Students' Federation (ZSF) leaders and volunteers were arrested; tear gassed or shot at by the Govt machineries.