Naga legislators call for relaxation of economic blockade

Last Updated: Friday, May 28, 2010 - 20:58

Kohima: The Joint Parliamentary Working Committee of Nagaland assembly today appealed to Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) and other Naga civil society bodies to allow the movement of essential commodities to Manipur by relaxing the on-going blockade on highways passing through the Naga-inhabited areas.
The committee at a meeting at assembly complex here
deliberated on the present situation in both Manipur and
Nagaland arising out of stiff opposition to autonomous
district council election in the neighbouring state and the
proposed visit of Naga leader Th. Muivah to his birth place in
Ukhrul district and adopted a four-point resolutions.

The parliamentary committee, formed last year to
facilitate the on-going Naga peace process towards finding a
lasting solution, condemned the death of two Naga students on
May 6 at the inter-state point of Mao in alleged police
firing.
The resolution, jointly signed by Speaker Kiyanilie
Peseyie, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Leader of the
Opposition Tokheho Yepthomi, welcomed the decision of the
negotiating parties to hold the next round of Naga peace talks
in Nagaland.

The committee also urged the underground groups to
stop the on-going war of words in the media since it was
against the spirit of `covenant of re-conciliation` signed by
them (undergrounds) expressing their commitment towards peace
and re-conciliation among the Nagas.

PTI



First Published: Friday, May 28, 2010 - 20:58
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