Nagas will meet only GoI : ANSAM
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, August 07 2010: The Nagas will meet only the Government of India, All Naga Students' Association (ANSAM) has said.

In a press release, Publicity Wing of ANSAM today stated that the unwelcomed visit of the ministerial team to Senapati headquarter today was greeted by the Naga people with a lightning bandh.

People responded to the visit with the closure of all shops and establishments and complete halt of vehicular and pedestrian movement.

Student volunteers blocked the highway and burnt rubber tyres in the middle of the town and also put up placards at different spots reminding the ministerial team that the Nagas area is no more under the Manipur map, the press release stated.

It further said, recalling the bitter memories of the killing of Chakho and Loshuo by state force on May 6 at Mao Gate, the Nagas fixed the responsibility on the Cabinet Ministers of Manipur who ordered the IRBs and Commandos to Mao Gate.

The UNC, ANSAM and other Naga organisations refused to meet the team led by the Manipur ministers since the Nagas have severed political ties with the Government of Manipur and have decided for GoI's intervention with an alternative arrangement as declared in the Naga People's Convention (NPC) on August 1 at Senapati, the press release stated.

The ministerial team was seen meeting only some district level officers in the chamber of the Deputy Commissioner.

The boycott was a reminder that Nagas will meet the Govt.of India only, the press release stated.