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Tuesday, August 7,  2001

Updated at Tuesday, August 07, 2001 at 08:34:07 AM IST




Blockade in NH 39 called off, blockade in NH 53 continues
Imphal, August 7 : Highway blockade imposed by some Naga organizations on the National Highway 39 and National Highway 53 has been called off from 9 am yesterday. However, the economic blockade imposed by Zeliangrong Youth Front on National Highway 53 has not been lifted. With the lifting of highway blockade in NH 39 a large number of vehicles reached Imphal.

According to the report of the drivers, the trucks were stranded at Bokajan in Assam for 4/5 days due to Naga blockade. When they reached Kohima police gate, they were threatened and bashed up gun wielding youths on August 4. At the Zakhama army gate, the vehicles were attacked with heavy clubs and sticks by some youths. Headlights and Chassis of the vehicles were smashed to pieces by the attackers. Army remained as mute spectators. At Mao Maram, about 20/30 peoples who came in a truck attacked the convoy. Even though the highway blockade was lifted, the convoy was pelted with stones at many areas between Mao and Senapati.
(August 7 : 0800 hrs : Manipur Online/HL News Service)

Arrested women remain untraced
Imphal, August 7 : A women arrested by a team of Assam Rifles on July 26 from a house in Singjamei remain untraced till yesterday. Yumnam Panthoi alias Amubi of Nambol Kamong Langoljam was arrested by a team of AR from Singjamei Sapam Leikai on July 26. But she was not yet handed over to the police. Her father, Yumnam Chaoba filed a petition to the Manipur Human Rights Commission to trace her. In this regard, the Manipur Human Rights Commission gave notification to DGP to give her whereabouts within 24 hours.
(August 7 : 0800 hrs : Manipur Online/HL News Service)

NSCN (IM) watching Indian Reserve Battalion
Imphal, August 7 : The NSCN (IM) is closely watching the action of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) and the Manipur commando convoy parties in the Naga inhabited areas, said a press release. Both IRB and Commando have been harassing and abusing physically and verbally the Naga because they want the extension of Naga ceasefire to Naga inhabited areas, said the release.
(August 7 : 0800 hrs : Manipur Online/HL News Service)

Underground leader of Manipur in Sikkim
Imphal, August 7 : Chief Minister of Sikkim, Pawan Chamling said that an underground leader from Manipur visited Sikkim recently and stayed there with one of the leaders there. The CM was speaking in a meeting of panchayat members and government officials. He charged the opposition for creating disturbances in the state.
(August 7 : 0800 hrs : Manipur Online/HL News Service)

Bus looted at Imphal Moreh Road
Imphal, August 7 : A passenger bus bearing registration number MN01/0846 was looted by unknown miscreants at Kongkhang Leingangtabi area under Tamenglong police station in Chandel district yesterday, said a report. The bus was returning to Imphal from Moreh. When the bus reached Kongkhang, some armed persons stopped the bus and looted all the belongings of the passengers.
(August 7 : 0800 hrs : Manipur Online/HL News Service)

MAPI Council to rescue the stranded tourists
Imphal, August 7 : Manipur Peace and Integrity (MAPI Council), Imphal east expressed concern over the plight of stranded peoples in Jiribam. About 300 peoples remain stranded in Jiribam because of Naga blockade. MAPI council, in a release said that, if the concerned authorities take immediate measure to rescue the stranded people, the council would rescue the people with permission from UCM. The council gave a sum of Rs. Three thousand to the Jiri relief camp.
(August 7 : 0800 hrs : Manipur Online/HL News Service)

GOI-NSCN (IM) Talks in Amsterdam fail
Imphal, August 6 : The Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (IM) failed to come up with a mutually agreeable replacement for the phrase "without territorial limits" used in the agreement of June 14, 2001 signed at Bangkok, said a report in a news portal. Interlocutor of GOI K. Padmnabhaiah is leaving for India from Amsterdam this evening. No new dates have fixed have been fixed for the next round of talks said the report.
(August 6 : 1900 : Manipur Online/HL News Service)

One killed in encounter at Wangjing Khunou
Imphal, August 6 : One person was killed in an encounter between underground activists and BSF personnel at Wangjing Khunou in Bishnupur district at 9 pm of August 5. The deceased was believed to be an underground activist. An AK47 assault rifle was recovered from the site, said a report.
(August 6 : 1900 hrs : Manipur Online/HL News Service)

One shot dead by unidentified gunmen
Imphal, August 6 : Unidentified gunmen shot dead an ex-pradhan at Laikon Khunou under Thoubal district in the morning. The victim Sorokhibam Budhi Singh of Charangpat Mayai Leikai was ex-pradhan of the locality. Some scooter-borne unidentified gunmen abducted him from his house yesterday evening.
(August 6 : 1900 hrs : Manipur Online/HL News Service)

Sit-in-protest at Jiribam
Imphal, August 6 : A sit-in-protest was organized at Jiribam, Imphal east district by the stranded tourists demanding escort for returning to Imphal. The tourists were stranded due to highway blockade called by some Naga organizations protesting GOIís decision of limitation of ceasefire. The tourists were taking shelter in different relief camps opened by the many NGOs including AMSU Jiri branch.
(August 6 : 1900 hrs : Manipur Online/HL News Service)

Bandh in Kumbi
Imphal, August 6 : The bandh called by the public of Kumbi against the killings of innocent civilians by the BSF personnel was successful. Many meira paibis blocked the roads and prevented passenger buses from plying. It may be mentioned that BSF shot dead two civilians after an ambush by insurgents. The two civilians Wahengbam Manglemba, 47 of Kumbi Bazar and Wahengbam nabachandra alias Lukhoiba, 44 of Kumbi Kangjeibung Mapal were shot dead separately while they were inside their toilets.
(August 6 : 1900 hrs : Manipur Online/HL News Service)





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