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Assam bodies threaten blockade on Nld
Published on 27 May. 2010 1:07 AM IST
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Representatives of twelve organizations of Assam, spearheaded by the All Assam Manipuri Students’ Union, have issued a 100-hour deadline on Naga organizations such as the United Naga Council (Manipur) and NSF to “think and rethink” on the consequences of continuing with the ongoing road blockade on Manipur.
According to a statement issued by the convenor Thingnam Chandrakumar, the meeting on Wednesday was held at the Amarjan village community hall, where the twelve organizations representing Karbis, Assam tea tribes, Bengali, Nepali, Dimasa, Kuki, Kacharis from Karbi Anglong District including the Karbi Anglong District Council (KADC) attended.
Besides the above 12 organizations, representatives of Kuki Students’ Organization Karbi Along District also attended meet, it said.
The meeting also resolved to impose a counter-economic blockade against Nagaland unless the ongoing blockade on NH 39 by Naga organizations against Manipur was not lifted immediately.
The meet also resolved to form a Joint Action Committee to be represented by all communities and organizations and well wishers to carry out the consequent action.
Further, according to the convenor,all those who spoke at the meeting attended by over 10,000 people, resolved to oppose the concept of “greater Nagaland/Nagalim” of the NSCN (I-M)
and advised Th. Muivah to stick to his issue of sovereignty for present Nagaland but not disturb the land of others.
According to Chandrakumar, the Karbi Student Association (KSA) president Laichand Englen, who also spoke at the meeting, disclosed that their representative Stalyn Ingti, who recently held a meeting with the NSF, was “forced by NSF to support the Naga issue”.
The KSA president , regretted the “wrong approach” of NSF at the meeting and cautioned the federation not to pressure and force other tribes to support its stand.
The Convenor Thingnam Chadrakumar also said that representatives of all twelve organizations organized the meeting after staging a peaceful and democratic rally. Later, the participants held a procession and submitted a ten-point memorandum to the SDO(C), KADC addressed to the prime minister of India.

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