appeals for total boycott of I-day
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)
of the NPC
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 :
That all the past initiatives of the Naga Peoples and the
Naga leaders on Naga integration shall be upheld.
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.”
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.
To rechristen the existing CCCF as the UNC Working Group
and it shall incorpoate the assistance of intellectuals,
professionals and elders in its working.
To appeal to all camps of the national workers to
expedite the process of rapprochement
amongst themselves to enhance the national cause.
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.
11 : 8 PM)
Youth Front call indefinite economic blockade
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
(August 10 : 11 PM)
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)