Manipur tense, Muivah defers visit

Posted By: Samyuktha
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New Delhi, May 8: In the view of the tension in Manipur, National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) general secretary Thiugaling Muivah deferred his visit to his hometown Ukrul in Manipur.

As per media reports, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio convinced the NSCN-IM leader to put off his visit. As of now the Naga leader is camping at a Nagaland-Manipur border village.

Earlier, in clashes between Muivah's supporters and security forces in Imphal, three people were killed.

Muivah's party wants Naga areas of Manipur to be part of a greater Nagaland. This, however, does not fit in well with the people nor with the government of Manipur.

While there was a shutdown in four districts of Manipur and people were out on the streets protesting and observing black day for Thursday's (May 7) killings, the protests spilled over to Delhi with Naga students gathering outside Manipur Bhawan and even resorting to vadalism.

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