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Sumi Hoho condemns killings

Dimapur, May 23 (NPN): Sumi Hoho has strongly condemned the “wanton” killings among Nagas which it attributed to the derailing of fragile peace and unification process.A press release issued jointly by Sumi Hoho president Hokishe Yepthomi and its sessional secretary Hukavi T. Yepthomi said this was one of the few resolutions adopted by the Hoho during an executive meeting held on May 20 at Zunheboto which was also attended by other Sumi frontal organizations. The meeting was convened in connection with the prevailing situation vis-à-vis the ongoing peace and unification process among the different factions of Naga underground factions. The House appealed to the warring factions to stop fratricidal killings immediately in order to pave the way for mutual consultations towards realization of differences in the interest of Naga unification.Reiterating its total support to the efforts of GBs and DBs Forum for Naga unification and ceasefire among the different factions, the Hoho urged the …

Muivah meets PM

Dimapur, May 23: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met NSCN (I-M) General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah in Delhi on Tuesday after denying him an audience for months, possibly with an eye on the renewed violence in the Northeast, a national daily reported on Friday.The meeting, the daily said, showed that Centre was keen on using the influence of NSCN (I-M) over various rebel outfits to buy peace in the region. The NSCN (I-M) is said to have been instrumental in getting at least some of the outfits in the region to the negotiating table. The low-profile meeting was also attended by national security adviser, M.K. Nara-yanan, sources said. “It was decided that the Naga talks would continue and both sides would try and find an honourable, mutually-acceptable peaceful solution,” a source told the daily. Muivah is understood to have been satisfied with the meeting. For more than a month, the NSCN (I-M) General Secretary had been camping in the national capital to meet the Prime Minister. Th…

Govt approves NSA detention of MAFYF chief

IMPHAL, May 23: The NSA detention order of the MAFYF president along with four PREPAK cadres issued by the respective district magistrates have been approved by the state government.
In the meantime, volunteers of the MAFYF this evening burnt the effigies of the chief minister and DGP near the Oriental College gate in the continuing protests against the detention of its president.
The NSA detention order of Kangleipal which was issued by the Imphal west district magistrate on May 13 last along with two other persons namely Salam Iboyaima Meitei alias Boyai alias Akash alias Sushil alias G Akash Sharma alias G Sushil Sharma of Moirang Khunou Leikai and Wahengbam Nanao Singh alias Terenam alias Raghu alias Sana, 29, of Thoubal Makha Leikai were approved by separate orders of the state home department yesterday.
The detention orders of the PREPAK cadre, Ningthoujam Rajendro Singh, 42, of Yorbung Khunou and Thokchom Maipaksana Singh, 28, of Heirok part-1 were issued on May 20 last.
Their dete…

Arms to be for only self protection, agrees govt, School achievers to be given scholarships

IMPHAL, May 23: The state Cabinet after a thorough deliberation today agreed to provide arms to the civilians only for self protection under the modalities for the implementation of supply of arms to the Village Defence Guard, VDG under the Special Police Officers, SPOs.
The Cabinet also decided to abolish cadre post sanctioned at the Manipur Information Centre and replace it by an ex-cadre post at the rank of joint director apart from revising the honorarium of the advocate general of Manipur.
It also reviewed the issue of arms licence to the people and also decided to pay scholarships to the 300 students of government schools securing highest marks in the HSCL exam in order of merit like in the case of HSSLC exam.
However, the Cabinet reportedly did not take any decision regarding the SoO operation with Kuki militants and disturbed area status of the state while reviewing the law and order situation of the state, a source said.
The Cabinet meeting which commenced from 4 pm today discuss…