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Muivah firm to visit Manipur: NSCN(I-M)

NSCN(I-M) today condemned the Manipur government`s decision to debar the entry of its general secretary Thuigaleng Muivah into the state and said he would certainly complete his journey.



Kohima: NSCN(I-M) today condemned the
Manipur government`s decision to debar the entry of its
general secretary Thuigaleng Muivah into the state and said he
would certainly complete his journey.

"We have undertaken this journey of peace...respecting
the wishes of the Naga people, but it is unfortunate that the
Manipur government has opposed the visit of Muivah... and
we condemn...the irrationality of the state government," NSCN
(I-M) said in a press statement.

Muivah, camping at Viswema village near Nagaland-Manipur
border since May 5, would definitely visit his native village
Somdal in Ukhrul district and other Naga-inhabited areas in
Manipur, it said.

The outfit said the Centre had communicated its concern
and requested to defer the visit of Muivah till situation
stabilises in Manipur.

Meanwhile, the Manipur government today relaxed the
curfew at Mao area during day hours, officials said.

The curfew was clamped on the area two persons died and
several others were injured when police resorted to tear gas
shelling and firing on protest demonstrators at the area on
May 6 following tension over Muivah`s proposed entry.

The Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) has appealed
to all concerned to exercise utmost restraint and calm under
such a volatile situation on both sides of the border and
urged not to do any such actions or use words which might
further aggravate the situation.

PTI

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