Naga blockade of Manipur resumes

The United Naga Council, (UNC), a frontal organisation of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah group), imposed an indefinite blockade against Manipur from Saturday morning. This follows the expiry of the 113-day blockade spread over three phases.

In a press release, the UNC said the blockade would continue till the demands relating to the Naga issues were conceded. It said the Autonomous District Council elections in the hill districts were held against the “wishes” of the tribals. The ADCs would not be allowed to function in the “Naga areas.”

Other demands include the institution of a judicial inquiry into the May 6 firing in which two tribal students were killed at Mao Gate and withdrawal of the state forces from the “Naga areas.”

Sources said the government was not thinking in terms of instituting a judicial inquiry into the firing since a magisterial inquiry had already been ordered.

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