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Saturday, August 11,  2001

Updated at Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 08:40:03 AM IST



MPLF appeals for total boycott of I-day
Imphal, August 11 : The Manipur People’s Liberation Front has appealed for the public’s cooperation in making the general strike on Independence Day a success. In a statement issued by the permanent body of the MPLF, the front asked the public not to allow any Independence Day function to take place anywhere in the state and also urged the people not to come out of their homes during the general strike. However, the medical services, water supply and fire services would be exempted from the strike, said the statement. The statement also appealed to the general public to be prepared to play a greater role in the struggle against the Indian government. It may be mentioned, that the general strike was called by the joint front of 10 organisations of the North East.
(August 11 : 8 AM)

Declaration of the NPC
Imphal, August 11 : The Naga People’s Convention has come out with six point declaration after hectic discussion in the just concluded convention. The text of the declaration read as :

1.                  That all the past initiatives of the Naga Peoples and the Naga leaders on Naga integration shall be upheld.

2.                  To urge the Naga Hoho to expedite the publication of white paper on Naga integration as per the resolution number 3 of the Naga Hoho Sixth Federal Assembly. (Which reads: ) “3 The house resolved to convene a special session in integration to which a white paper on the issue should be presented and a final thrust given.”

3.                  We shall initiate immediate measures necessary for our integration and earnestly urge the government of India to fulfil its commitment to the Nagas on the issue.

4.                  To rechristen the existing CCCF as the UNC Working Group and it shall incorpoate the assistance of intellectuals, professionals and elders in its working.

5.                  To appeal to all camps of the national workers to expedite the process of rapprochement  amongst themselves to enhance the national cause.

6.                  To appeal the government of India to honour the 14th June 2001 Bangkok Agreement and work out a journey to bring about a genuine political solution to the Naga issue.

(August 11 : 8 PM)


Naga Youth Front call indefinite economic blockade
Imphal, August 10 : The Naga Youth Front have decided to launch an indefinite economic blockade on the NH 39 from 11 August 2001 at 6.30 pm, according to a press release issued by Convenor, Naga Youth Front.  The decision was taken to record their opposition against the GOI’s unilateral decision to delete the words “without territorial limits” to oppose other communities at the cost of Naga blood. The action was in continuation of the bandh called by the NYF on the NH 39 from 17 July to 18 July and another 72 hours bandh against GOI’s decision to review the June 14 Bangkok Agreement.
(August 10 : 11 PM)

Students decided to court arrest
Imphal, August 10 : Students have resolved to court arrest on the coming August 14 if the government did not release the arrested leaders and other agitators without any condition. It was decided in a meeting held at the hall of the D.M. College of Science today. The meeting also decides to stage sit in protest in August 12 as per programme of the UCM. The meeting was convened under the aegis of the AMSU. 
(August 10 : 8 PM)  






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