Naga leaders to meet Prime Minister Singh

June 14th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): A delegation of senior Naga leaders is expected to call on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here this evening in an attempt to find a solution for the economic blockade.

The Naga tribes have been imposing economic blockade since mid-April on National Highways 39 and 53 to oppose the election, and support the proposed visit of NSCN (IM) leader, Thuingaleng Muiva

The All Naga Students’ Association (ANSAM) had launched the blockade to protest holding of elections to six autonomous district councils which, it alleged, were against not given enough power to carry out development works.

Earlier in the day, Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said the Centre has decided to send security forces to lift the economic blockade by Naga groups in Manipur.

“The blockade would be removed all along NH-39 from Assam to Manipur,” Pillai told reporters here

He further said the chief secretaries of Nagaland and Manipur will meet on Wednesday to review the situation.

On May 6, state police and supporters of an ethnic Naga leaders clashed at Mao Gate in Senapati District leaving two students dead and 50 to 60 others injured. (ANI)

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