Nagas decide to resume Manipur blockade

UNC ( United Naga Council) has decided to resume Manipur Blockade again after they have failed to get any assurance from Indian PM, as per recent reports.

UNC’s blockade resumption notice came hours after AE Ahmed, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)-led 14 member Central team left for New Delhi after conducting an on-the-spot inspection of the shortage of essential commodities in the backdrop of the blockade in the State.

Joint Secretary (MHA, NE in-charge) Naveen Verma, DoNER Joint Secretary Dr JP Sharma, CMD of Food Corporation of India Siraj Hussain, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Dr RS Shukla, FCI Executive Director Dr Amar Singh, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Apurbachandra, Director of the PMO Darbindra Sandhu and top officers of Railway Ministry were in the Central team.

In a press statement, UNC’s general secretary A Ashohrii said, “The UNC is compelled to resume the temporarily suspended economic blockade… as the five-day ultimatum submitted on July 27 to the Prime Minister has evoked no response till date”.

It said the ultimatum had been served following “the declaration of the severance of all political ties with the Government of Manipur” during a convention on July 1 last.

The UNC has been demanding a judicial enquiry into the May 6 firing at Mao Gate (Manipur-Nagaland border) that killed two Naga students and injured many protesters.

The Manipur Blockade had recently hit national headlines as well as internet forums across the globe. Though no any concerted effort is seen from government of India to end the crisis. The new blockade may bring problem of shortage of essential commodities in Manipur.

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