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After over four months, Nagas to lift Manipur blockade from midnight

The decision was taken following an agreement reached during a tripartite talk

IANS  |  Imphal 

A security person stands guard as voters wait in a long queue to cast votes at a polling station during the last phase of assembly polls in Tengoupal, Manipur. Photo: PTI
A security person stands guard as voters wait in a long queue to cast votes at a polling station during the last phase of assembly polls in Tengoupal, Manipur. Photo: PTI

The economic blockade of imposed by the (UNC) will be lifted from Sunday midnight, announced a office-bearer in Imphal.

The decision was taken following an agreement reached during a tripartite talk on Sunday involving two constituents -- All Naga Students' Association (ANSAM) and Naga Women Union (NWU) -- and representatives of the central and governments, General Secretary S. Milan said.

The meeting was held at Senapati district headquarters, where the head office of the is located. Holding talks in Senapati was one of the conditions of the Nagas, which was not accepted by the previous state government.

The blockade was imposed on November 1 in protest against the creation of seven new districts. The maintain that the "lands of the Nagas" left by their forefathers cannot be taken away in this manner.

Now that the agreement is reached, president Gaidon Kamei and publicity secretary S. Stephen, now in judicial custody, are likely to be released soon. Besides all cases relating to the blockade will be closed, as per the agreement.

Several trucks were torched, drivers attacked and security personnel ambushed by unidentified persons along the highways during the blockade.

"Talks shall continue at the political level," Milan said quoting from the agreement.

The government was represented by Additional Chief Secretary Suresh Babu and Commissioner K. Radhakumar, central government by S. Garg, Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs in charge of North-East, while the was represented by former President Paul Leo and leaders of the ANSAM and the NWU.

had been reeling under acute shortage of all essential commodities, including fuel, due to the blockade. Hardly 300 trucks and oil tankers could lift essential commodities twice a week, which proved to be the proverbial drop in the ocean.

The BJP had assured the people that if it formed the government, the blockade would be lifted within 48 hours.

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After over four months, Nagas to lift Manipur blockade from midnight

The decision was taken following an agreement reached during a tripartite talk

The decision was taken following an agreement reached during a tripartite talk
The economic blockade of imposed by the (UNC) will be lifted from Sunday midnight, announced a office-bearer in Imphal.

The decision was taken following an agreement reached during a tripartite talk on Sunday involving two constituents -- All Naga Students' Association (ANSAM) and Naga Women Union (NWU) -- and representatives of the central and governments, General Secretary S. Milan said.

The meeting was held at Senapati district headquarters, where the head office of the is located. Holding talks in Senapati was one of the conditions of the Nagas, which was not accepted by the previous state government.

The blockade was imposed on November 1 in protest against the creation of seven new districts. The maintain that the "lands of the Nagas" left by their forefathers cannot be taken away in this manner.

Now that the agreement is reached, president Gaidon Kamei and publicity secretary S. Stephen, now in judicial custody, are likely to be released soon. Besides all cases relating to the blockade will be closed, as per the agreement.

Several trucks were torched, drivers attacked and security personnel ambushed by unidentified persons along the highways during the blockade.

"Talks shall continue at the political level," Milan said quoting from the agreement.

The government was represented by Additional Chief Secretary Suresh Babu and Commissioner K. Radhakumar, central government by S. Garg, Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs in charge of North-East, while the was represented by former President Paul Leo and leaders of the ANSAM and the NWU.

had been reeling under acute shortage of all essential commodities, including fuel, due to the blockade. Hardly 300 trucks and oil tankers could lift essential commodities twice a week, which proved to be the proverbial drop in the ocean.

The BJP had assured the people that if it formed the government, the blockade would be lifted within 48 hours.

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After over four months, Nagas to lift Manipur blockade from midnight

The decision was taken following an agreement reached during a tripartite talk

The economic blockade of imposed by the (UNC) will be lifted from Sunday midnight, announced a office-bearer in Imphal.

The decision was taken following an agreement reached during a tripartite talk on Sunday involving two constituents -- All Naga Students' Association (ANSAM) and Naga Women Union (NWU) -- and representatives of the central and governments, General Secretary S. Milan said.

The meeting was held at Senapati district headquarters, where the head office of the is located. Holding talks in Senapati was one of the conditions of the Nagas, which was not accepted by the previous state government.

The blockade was imposed on November 1 in protest against the creation of seven new districts. The maintain that the "lands of the Nagas" left by their forefathers cannot be taken away in this manner.

Now that the agreement is reached, president Gaidon Kamei and publicity secretary S. Stephen, now in judicial custody, are likely to be released soon. Besides all cases relating to the blockade will be closed, as per the agreement.

Several trucks were torched, drivers attacked and security personnel ambushed by unidentified persons along the highways during the blockade.

"Talks shall continue at the political level," Milan said quoting from the agreement.

The government was represented by Additional Chief Secretary Suresh Babu and Commissioner K. Radhakumar, central government by S. Garg, Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs in charge of North-East, while the was represented by former President Paul Leo and leaders of the ANSAM and the NWU.

had been reeling under acute shortage of all essential commodities, including fuel, due to the blockade. Hardly 300 trucks and oil tankers could lift essential commodities twice a week, which proved to be the proverbial drop in the ocean.

The BJP had assured the people that if it formed the government, the blockade would be lifted within 48 hours.

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