Guwahati: Private truck associations in
Assam have expressed reservations in running their vehicles on
National Highway 39 leading through Nagaland to Manipur,
crippled by a blockade by Naga students.
"Although we sincerely want to carry essentials to the
Manipur, safety concerns for out staff on trucks prevents us
from running vehicles through Nagaland," a spokesman of the
association said here.
"The association has decided to refrain from plying
vehicles on National Highway 39 due to the blockade by the
Naga Students Federation (NSF) due to safety concerns," he
Meanwhile, the influential All Assam Students Union
(AASU) today appealed to the NSF to lift the blockade on
`humantaranian grounds` in the interest of the common people.
"We have appealed to the NSF which is a part of the
North East Students Organisation (NESO) to lift the blockade,"
AASU advisor and NESO chairman Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya said.