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Manipur asks Nagaland govt to reach out to SAPO to withdraw bandh

The Government of Manipur has asked the Government of Nagaland to take up matters with the representatives of SAPO for immediate withdrawal of the ongoing indefinite bandh along the National

The Government of Manipur has asked the Government of Nagaland to take up matters with the representatives of SAPO for immediate withdrawal of the ongoing indefinite bandh along the National Highway 2, which passes through Nagaland for the welfare of the general public and maintenance of peace and tranquility in the area.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary of Nagaland, the Government of Manipur represented by Special Secretary Home, H. Gyan Prakash reiterated that the permanent structure and armed personnel of the State forces are deployed within the territorial jurisdiction of the Manipur State as opposed to the claim by the Southern Angami Public Organization. The letter further stated that the police structure is constructed within the territorial boundary of Manipur State as can be seen from the satellite map.

Further in the letter, the Government of Manipur also stated that National Highway-39 happens to be Manipur’s main lifeline, and appealed for peaceful coexistence and resolving territory and boundary issues amicably through negotiations between the concerned State Governments.

First Published: 24th March, 2022 17:28 IST

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