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Friday, August 31,  2001

Updated at Friday, August 31, 2001 at 11:23:22 AM IST



New political forum for Nagas
Imphal, August 31 : Naga political leaders at a meeting have decided to launch a Naga Political Forum, according to a news report. The meeting held yesterday at Senapati was participated by important Naga leaders like RK Theko, Soso Lorho, Benjamin Bani and Ng. Luikang. The new forum would exert political pressure on the government for a resolution of the Naga problem and to expedite the ongoing GOI-NSCN peace talks.
(August 31 : 11 AM)

NSCN (IM) denies hands in killing
Imphal, August 31 : The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (IM) has refuted the charge leveled against it by the Naga Hoho and the United Naga Council of killing Thangkhogin Thiek and harassing of several residents of Changoubung village on August 29. According to a press release, the organization said that killing of innocent civilians was against the principle of the NSCN. The incident might have been the handiwork of Indian intelligence agencies and some Meitei social organizations, charged the organizations. The NSCN expressed surprised how the Naga Hoho and the UNC became the prey of Indian agencies.
(August 31 : 11 AM)

Ultimatum of UCM is a threat to Naga : NYF
Imphal, August 31 : The Naga Youth Front said the recent ultimatum issued by the United Committee, Manipur to the government on the blockade was an indirect threat to the Naga people, according to a press release. The decision to suspend the economic blockade was taken in view of the appeals made by the Naga Hoho and church organisatins. The NYF is not cowed down, said the release. Reiterating the demand that the current ceasefire should cover all the Naga areas, the NYF also warned that it will intensify its agitation if the GOI fails to fulfil the demands of the Naga people.
(August 31 : 11 AM)

Convention organized to discuss the fallout of ceasefire issue
Imphal, August 31 : The Citizen Convention is going to organize a people’s convention on September 4 to discuss the fallout of the GOI-NSCN (IM) ceasefire issue. It was announced in a press conference by the president of the organizing committee of the convention, Y. Mohindro. The newly constituted convention was said to be constituted by intellectuals and independent of any political parties. The convention would be participated by the Left Front MPs Somnath Chatterjee, Bimal Basu and Goutam Dev.
(August 31 : 11 AM)

Many condemn killing of student
Imphal, August 31 : The Manipuri Students Federation condemned the killing of Thangkhogin and resolved that the people should be cautious against such sadist forces who try to force them to bloody ethnic war. The federation also urged the concerned outfit not to repeat such act of targeting innocent civilians.
(August 31 : 11 AM)






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