Blockade to be resolved soon


IMPHAL, July 13: The state Home Minister has informed the state assembly that the current blockade imposed at Nagaland is going to be resolved soon.

He said, the state Home Department held talks with Nagaland DGP on July 9 last to end the blockade by the agitating Southern Angami Youth Organization.

Replying to a calling attention motion by NCP MLA Laishom Ibomcha Home Minister Gaikhangam stated that the issue behind the blockade involving the hijacking of a mini truck from a Nagaland village, namely the accused Th Premkumar is now in the custody of the concerned Judicial Magistrate and that the truck has also been recovered.

The blockade enforced by SAYO along the NH-2 is due to a communication gap with the neighboring state of Nagaland, the Home Minister added.

Gaikhangam said all the fuel outlets in Imphal have resumed normal selling of fuel from Friday and the public need not worry about non-availability of fuel in the state.

He also said the fuel stock will be improved as soon as the ongoing blockade on NH-2 is lifted.

Health Minister Phungjathang Tonsing in response to a calling attention motion moved by Opposition MLA Th Shyamkumar, said as per the order issued by Board of Secondary Education, Manipur in 2003, some applicants holding NIOS certificates were rejected and excluded from the recruitment process for filling up some vacancies in the state Social Welfare Department.

Tonsing also informed the House that NIOS certificates were recognized by the state education board before the year 2003 but NIOS students who had not attended regular classes and failed to maintain quality cannot be accepted now.


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