Manipur transporters association to dump Nagaland

Written by: Devaki
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Imphal, Jun 18: Manipur transporters association declared that the owners of trucks and buses in Manipur will not run their vehicles through Nagaland untill the Centre and the government of the neighbouring state pays them compensation for damage caused to their vehicles.

Haridas, the spokesperson of the Transporters and Drivers Council (TDC) said that trucks and buses would not run on the National Highway 39, till the compensation was paid. TDC informed its decision on Friday, Jun 18, after the blockade by the Naga outfits has finally been lifted. CRPF officials and Border Security Force had reached Manipur to clear the blockade on Thursday, Jun 17.

Haridas also cited the Centre and Nagaland government to ensure that the Nagaland based militants and civil organisations stop collecting illegal tax from vehicle owners and drivers of Manipur passing through Nagaland.

The All Naga Students Association Manipur (ANSAM) started its blockade from the midnight of Apr 11, 2010 inorder to protest holding of elections to Autonomous District Councils in Manipur hills.

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