Curfew in Manipur relaxed for twelve hours

February 25th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Manipur, Feb 25 (ANI): With a further improvement in the law and order situation in Manipur, curfew was relaxed for twelve hours from 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
Meanwhile, the local civil society organisations have urged the state government to pressurise the National Socialist Council of Nagaland(Isaac-Muivah - NSCN (IM) to hand over the killers of the three government officials. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) had imposed an indefinite strike on February 19 against the murder of three state government employees in Ukhrul district by some unknown miscreants.
State Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on February 20, met leaders of the JAC who submitted a charter of demands to him including immediate prosecution of the former Deputy Commissioner of Ukhrul region and the arrest of culprits.
The JAC has held the NSCN (IM) responsible for the killing of the employees.
However, in a statement, the NSCN (IM) denied their link to the murder. (ANI)

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