UNC suspends blockade
Source: The Sangai Express

Ukhrul, September 18, 2010: In view of the commencement of a serious process with the Government of India for securing an alternative arrangement for the Nagas in Manipur and to create a congenial atmosphere for the same, it has been decided to temporarily suspend the economic blockade being enforced on national highways in Manipur, said a press release issued by the United Naga Council (UNC).

Resumption of agitation programmes would depend on the progress made in the process reportedly under-way.

"The hardships and inconveniences arising out of the economic blockade were not wished for, but were unavoidable as symbolic statement of the people that the Nagas and the tribals in Manipur cannot continue to be under the administration of the communal Government of Manipur", it maintained.

The UNC also informed the Naga people to be alert to the sensitive and fragile situation and exercise utmost restraint to avoid all possibilities of communal confrontations.