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ANPBU calls off strike
Published on 26 Oct. 2010 1:09 AM IST
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Following positive responses from the NSCN (I-M) and GPRN/NSCN to its appeal, the All Nagaland Private Bus Union (ANPBU) has called off its week-long indefinite strike on movement of private buses with effect from Monday.
The strike was earlier called in protest against excessive taxation imposed by various underground groups and state government agencies on bus operators and travel agencies.
Talking to media persons at the union’s office, ANPBU office bearers said that they met the two NSCN groups on Monday and highlighted the plight of private bus operators. “Both the GPRN/NSCN and NSCN/GPRN assured us to initiate remedial measures in the general interest and welfare of the private bus operators,” an ANPBU member said. He also indicated that the ban on the union earlier imposed by the GRPN/NSCN would be lifted soon.
ANPBU has thanked the GPRN/NSCN and NSCN/GPRN for their concern and understanding the plight of the transporters.
Meanwhile, ANPBU regretted the inconvenience caused to people of Northeast in general and Nagas in particular due to the strike. ANPBU also requested police and administration to forgive the union for not giving prior information about the strike “due to unavoidable circumstances.” Further, ANPBU apologized to electronic media including Zee News and Doordarshan for turning down their request for interview two days back. “Since it was a domestic issue, we felt it was advisable not to highlight it in national media,” ANPBU member added.

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