Nagaland Post reports that Anti-talks
faction of the United Liberation Front of
on April 17 reiterated its call for a bandh
(General Shutdown) on April 20 to protest
against the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh to the State.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister (CM) Tarun Gogoi
said that extortions and kidnappings in Assam
are not alarming compared to some of the other
north eastern States referring to the Manmohan
Singh’s address at the CMs’ Conference in
Delhi on April 16, reports The Assam Tribune.
Gogoi said the State Government has been trying
to curb the illegal activities of the militant
and ex-militant groups in State.
In addition, State Education and Health Minister
Himanta Biswa Sarmah said that ULFA issue
would be resolved in the near future, but
the threat by Communist Party of India-Maoist
(CPI-Maoist) was a matter of concern for the
State, reports The Sentinel.