NTIMES: 15June: NSF temporarily lifted ban vehicles in Nagaland but it is not related to ANSAM’s economic blockade, reliable source said.
Naga Students Federation (NSF) the apex body of Naga students temporarily lifted ban of Manipur trucks plying in NH39 in Nagaland. However All Naga Students Association, Manipur (ANSAM) continues the Economic blockade. The economic blockade by ANSAM and ban of vehicles plying in Nagaland by NSF is not related, the source said.
The NSF bans Manipur vehicles plying in Nagaland was for not allowing the Students executives to enter Manipur to holds it annual program at Oinam village on 7th May. The NSF demands the Govt. of Manipur to apologize and later the Secretary of Govt of Manipur sent “regret for the inconveniences” caused by Manipur security forces. Then the NSF replied to govt. of Manipur to consider lifting of ban soon. The NSF also met the PM of India and after assurance received to consider the current situation in Manipur, the NSF lifted the ban temporarily.
ANSAM imposed economic blockaded in National Highways 39 and 53 since April after the govt. of Manipur did not meet the demand made by the ANSAM and UNC to amend the Autonomous District Council 2008 Act. Then the govt. of Manipur also held the ADC election, which is going against the wishes of the tribal people and the counting of vote is postponed indefinitely till the next announcement. The govt. of Manipur declared “Wanted” to ANSAM and UNC President and the reward is given as Rs 1 lakh each leading to arrest the president. Earlier the Christians from Manipur went to Nagaland to meet the Christians group and NSF and the NSF soften to lift the ban. However the govt. of Manipur declaring “Wanted tag” did not make much improvement in their relationship.
The United Naga Council (UNC), Manipur has served 5 days ultimatum to the govt. of Manipur to remove “Wanted tag” and the UNC threaten to go on more intensive bandh. There was total bandh yesterday in all the present Hills districts in Manipur (Senapati, Ukhrul, Chandel and Tamenglong) in support of UNC demanding to remove “Wanted Tag” and to remove the Manipur State security forces from the Hills districts. All the institutions, offices and shops were closed.
Home Secretary GK Pillai said that the Centre is sending 1600 personnels including one ladies company to assist the Manipur govt. to lift the economic blockade and today the centre govt. is sending the troops to assist the Manipur in lifting the economic blockade in Manipur. Pillai said that the chief secretaries of Nagaland and Manipur will meet tomorrow to review the situation there.