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Nagas to lift Manipur blockade


Imphal : The economic blockade of Manipur imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) will be lifted from Sunday midnight, announced a UNC office-bearer here.

The decision was taken following an agreement reached during a tripartite talk on Sunday involving two UNC constituents – All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) and Naga Women Union (NWU) – and representatives of the central and Manipur governments, UNC General Secretary S. Milan said.

The meeting was held at Senapati district headquarters, where the head office of the UNC is located. Holding talks in Senapati was one of the conditions of the Nagas, which was not accepted by the previous state government.

The blockade was imposed on November 1 in protest against the creation of seven new districts.

The Nagas maintain that the “lands of the Nagas” left  by their forefathers cannot be taken away in this manner.–IANS

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