ENSF temporarily suspends agitation
DIMAPUR, November 20
AFTER the State Cabinet led by Chief Minister expressed its willingness to meet ENSF and consequent upon the request of ENLU and ENPO to have a joint coordination meeting with the ENPO frontal organizations at DUDA guest house, Kohima on November 23, the ENSF today has temporarily suspended the ongoing agitation and decided to attend the coordination meeting.The ENSF was intimated, through a letter from Home Commissioner, vide letter No. CON-1/G/44/2011 dated, Kohima, 20th November 2013, that the Cabinet meeting held on November 18 viewed that there were no differences of opinion between the ENSF and the government. The meeting also assured that the government on its part is determined to fulfill all its commitments made at the Niathu Resort meeting held on February 3, 2012.
However, the Federation once again made its stand clear that the meeting with the State Cabinet would solely depend on the willingness of the State government to implement all the demands stated in the ultimatum served by it on October 10, 2013.
The ENSF also said its third phase agitation ended peacefully today.
Mon Correspondent adds
The 48-hour bandh called by the ENSF passed off peacefully without any untoward incident in entire Mon district. The Mon district headquarters looked deserted due to restricted movement of vehicles, people and closure of business establishments and offices.
However, all the educational institutions were exempted from the purview of the bandh. This indicates that the people have strong support and cooperation to the ENSF and its demands.
The citizens of Mon felt that the general masses have been greatly affected by the bandh due to non-fulfillment of the commitment made by the State government. They questioned why government should give commitment to construct bridge where there is no river. A promise is a promise, whether big or small, hence the State government must fulfill its commitment for the welfare of the people of the eastern Nagas, they added.
President of Konyak Students Union (KSU) Loungai Wangnao Konyak thanked the people of Mon district for extending full cooperation and support to the bandh called by ENSF. He further urged the general public to continue to support the student community in near future.