|Headlines Vol. 3 Issue No. 32||July 22-August 6, 2005|
Rio for early settlement
Nagaland Chief Minister Neipheu Rio said that the Union Home Ministry and the Manipur Government should settle the ongoing agitation in Manipur for the betterment of all.
Mr Rio revealed that he had spolen to Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil and Manipur Chief Minister Ibobi Singh over telephone and requested them to take steps to resolve it at the earliest.''
He said the
state government was duty bound to give protection to the vehicles passing
through the state and asked the Manipur government to give protection to the
vehicles carrying essential commodities to that state. '' Protection should
be provided to only those plying through the area under the juridiction of
the state, ''
allegation that the Nagaland government had been
instigating the Naga agitators in Manipur, Mr Rio said Manipur
should not blame Nagaland
for their own failure. He said the Manipur
government has failed to tackle the situation arising out of the
agitation by the Naga
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