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Longkhum blockade lifted for now

By EMN Updated: Feb 18, 2014 12:30 am

Staff Reporter

After four days of hardened stance, the Longkhum Lanur Telongjem (LLT) on Monday relented to the persuasions of Mokokchung administration and Ao public organizations by “temporarily” calling off its indefinite blockade on all roadways under Longkhum jurisdiction. A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting called by the LLT today in Longkhum village. “The Longkhum Lanur Telongjem temporarily suspends the indefinite blockade on all roadways under Longkhum village jurisdiction with effect from 6am, the 18th of February, 2014,” read a letter from the LLT addressed to DC Mokokchung.
Despite the softening of stance by way of lifting the blockade, the LLT was quick to point out that the suspension would last only for a “reasonable period of time.”
“Although, the government of Nagaland, DC Dimapur, District & Session Judge Dimapur and SP Dimapur have not fulfilled even a point of our humble demands. But, we further reiterate our previous demand as submitted to you through our letter dated 14/02/2014.
“That at the event of failure on the part of the above mentioned authorities to give true and speedy justice to the murdered victim at the earliest, the Longkhum Lanur Telongiem will again resort to our own course of action that we deem fit and proper after the lapse of a reasonable period of time, and we shall not be responsible for any untoward incident that shall arise out of our action,” the letter to the DC warned.
It might be mentioned that the LLT had imposed the indefinite road blockade on February 14 last, in protest against the delay in solving the brutal murder of Nungshilila, which had occurred on July 4 last year.
The LLT had earlier set a deadline of January 31 to the administration “to take some positive again” in connection with the case. “But even after a lapse of ten days of the deadline, there is not an iota of any positive action in the case so far,” it had lamented while announcing the indefinite blockade.

By EMN Updated: Feb 18, 2014 12:30:27 am