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    IMPHAL, Oct 19: All India Youth Federation, Bishnupur District Council under the sponsorship of District Transport Office, Bishnupur will organize a one-day seminar cum awareness programme on the theme “Transport Management, Traffic System and Road Safety Management” on October 22 at Kiyamba Shanglen, Bishnupur.

    UNC dares ADC members to enter hill district
    IMPHAL, Oct 19 (NNN): The United Naga Council (UNC) on Wednesday dared the Autonomous District Council ( ADC) members to come in the hill districts of Manipur and campaign for the upcoming polls to the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly which is likely to be held in February next year.

    A sit-in-protest cum public meeting was organized against the creation of Sadar Hills district and inclusion of Naga villages in the valley districts at Irong Ngaobikhong village, Senapati district today.

    UNC general secretary, Gaidong Kamei accused the government of Manipur for attempting to take advantage by creating unrest among the Nagas and Kukis so as to give away some parts of the hills to valley districts of the state.

    He maintained that they were not protesting or planning to fight with other communities but to safeguard the land and right of the people.

    Kamei said, “A single ADC member will not be allowed to come in the hill districts nor will be permitted to launch any campaign for Chief Minister O Ibobi in the forthcoming election and the message of UNC is loud and clear.”

    “How long the ADC members will stay at Khuman Lampak in Imphal or under the protection of Manipur police commandos in their complex”, questioned the UNC general secretary.

    He also said they have been elected for five years only, which UNC has already declared null and void. “Where will they go after the completion of the term as they cannot return to their respective native villages”, he further twittered.

    Challenging the district councilors, Gaidon Kamei once again dared them to come to the hill districts if they have the guts.

    “The Naga issue has become a global issue and we should support the peace talks between NSCN-IM and the government of India to avoid commitment of mistakes in the peace process”, appealed the Naga leader.

    T Disinang, chairman, Liangmai Naga Council, Senapati who spoke at the meeting alleged the Manipur government for creating problem between the Kuki and Naga communities saying Sadar Hills district cannot be created after curving out Naga inhabited areas.

    The sit-in-protest cum public meeting was jointly organized by people from Kangpokpi, Saitu and Saikul assembly constituencies under the aegis of Saikul Area Naga People’s Organization (SANPO).

    In the meeting, it was also informed that SANPO will submit a memorandum to Prime Minister to urge him to uphold the MOUs signed between the government of Manipur and various Naga frontal organizations regarding formation of the proposed Sadar Hills district.

    Tribal university students to continue stir
    IMPHAL, Oct 19(Newmai News Network): Raising their voice against `the indifferent attitude` of their university authority, the students` organization of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), Regional Campus Manipur has threatened to continue with their agitation saying they would even opt for the `most extreme way`.

    The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Students’ Welfare (IGNTUSW), Regional Campus Manipur said that the students in the university have their own share and rights to study like other universities. They said the students` body has approached and urged the state Chief Minister, the state Education Minister, the Chairman of Hill Area Committee (HAC), and various other leaders to help them but nothing has been done so far despite their assurances.

    During a meeting between a professor representative of the varsity and leaders of IGNTUSW that held on October 4 at Hotel Classic here, it was officially agreed between the two that the authority would resolve the matter as soon as possible and communicate the same to the students body in written on or before October 17.

    In the meeting, an 18 Point Agreement was also signed which include like Semester Examination question setting and answer evaluation should be done by the Regional Campus, infrastructures like library, class room(s), computers with Internet facilities would be provided and immediate shifting of the RCM site at Makhan.

    They said they also agreed to call off the stir if their demand or the assurance was fulfilled within October 17 and they were preparing to sit in the 2nd Semester Exam. But the university authority bluffed the students with false promises.

    IGNTUSW further appealed to all the tribals of Manipur to extend their best cooperation morally and practically to the cause of the students of this university.

    ZUF claims NSCN-IM attacked its camp
    IMPHAL, Oct 19(Newmai News Network): The militant outfit Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) alleged today that around 50 cadres of NSCN-IM swooped down and attacked a hide-out of ZUF early morning of Tuesday.

    “The blood thirsty Hebron heroes came and attacked the ZUF on Tuesday morning at Nongadang village under Khoupum block, Tamenglong district where a gun battle was ensued between the two groups from around 5 am and lasted till 9am,” alleged the ZUF today.

    After a long exchange of firing, the NSCN-IM retreated as the ZUF retaliated with a volley of bullets at the NSCN-IM group, said the ZUF.

    It claimed that around 2/3 cadres of NSCN-IM injured in the battle, but there were no casualty on the side of ZUF.

    ZUF warned NSCN-IM and said that the group should be responsible for any unfortunate incident that occur in the future in the Zaliangrong region.

    The present incidents are witnessed by the Zaliangrong people, so the people should identify who are the wrong doers and who are doing right, stated the ZUF.

    Afer a request from many Zaliangrong civil bodies, a peace meeting was going to be held at Nongadang village with Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), Zeliangrong Baudi (ZB), Zeliangrong Union (ZU), ZSU-AMN, ZSUM, etc for the betterment of Zaliangrong society, the ZUF added.

    “But NSCN-IM is not cheered at the leaders` effort to bring peace and unity in our society,” the ZUF said, adding that for that reason they attacked the ZUF.

    “They want bloodshed, they have ruled over Zaliangrong society through the barrels of guns and they want to act as Adolf Hitler who ruled over Germany inflicting untold miseries,” the statement of ZUF further said.

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