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Indefinite economic blockade in Manipur to be lifted from Sunday midnight

Months-long Crippling Economic Blockade In Manipur Will Finally Be Lifted On Sunday Night As Senapati Tripartite Talk Yielded A Positive Result On Sunday. The United Naga Council Has Announced To Lift The Prolonged Economic Blockade From The National Highways Of Manipur.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 19 Mar 2017, 06:34:12 PM
Indefinite economic blockade in Manipur to be lifted from Sunday midnight (ANI Image)

New Delhi/Imphal:

Months-long crippling economic blockade in Manipur will finally be lifted on Sunday night as Senapati Tripartite talk yielded a positive result on Sunday. The United Naga Council has announced to lift the prolonged economic blockade from the National Highways of Manipur.

Talking to reporters after the talk, ANSAM President Seth Shatsang said that the UNC has decided to lift the economic blockade with immediate effect. 

The Tripartite talk between the representatives of the government of India, Govt of Manipur and the representatives of the United Naga Council was held at DRDA hall, at Senapati district head quarter. 

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The Manipur govt was represented by Additional Chief Secretary, Suresh Babu and Commissioner (Home) Radha Kumar while the government of India is represented by Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) North East incharge, Satyender Garg. 

From the side of the United Naga Council (UNC) former presidents Paul Leo, Samson Remei, Lohrii Adani, General Secy. of UNC S. Milan, ANSAM President Seth Shatsang and NWU President LM Tabitha attended the triangular talk.

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Earlier Joint Secy to MHA, NE incharge Satyender Garg had said that the result of the talk was positive. The UNC representatives did not immediately announced to lift the blockade but held meeting with other members of the UNC at its headquarter. After around 30 minutes the UNC’s spokesperson announced that they had decided to lift the blockade with immediate effect.

Details of the condition put on could not be known at the moment.

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First Published : 19 Mar 2017, 06:17:00 PM