IMPHAL, Oct 23 : Asserting that ANSAM was compelled to impose the total bandh from midnight of October 21 till midnight of October 24 since there has been no initiative from the Centre on the decision taken during the 3rd Naga People’s Convention for an Alternative Arrange-ment, the student body said that despite being aware of the fact, the State Government is bent on provoking the Nagas.
The attempt to disrupt the bandh by IRB men testifies this, it said in a statement and added that the action of the people of Noney was a fitting response to the disrespect and contempt shown by the State Government and its agencies.
ANSAM does not condone violence but it will not shy away from shouldering the responsibilities of ensuring that the rights of the Nagas are respected, said the student body.
Regretting the inconvenience caused to the public, ANSAM however said that the action has been foisted on them by the Government of India and the State Government.
Source: The Sangai Express