Naga legislators call for relaxation of economic blockade
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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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