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BJP team to visit Manipur

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, May 11 � Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today constituted a committee to visit Manipur to take stock of the alarming situation in the State.

A BJP spokesman announced on Tuesday that party president, Nitin Gadkari has appointed a committee to visit Manipur and take stock of the explosive situation there.

The committee includes BJP spokesperson and MP, Prakash Javadekar, Tarun Vijay and Bijoya Chakravarty (MP)

The fact-finding team is scheduled to visit Imphal on May 13 and meet with civil society activists, party workers, leaders of other political parties, NGOs and experts besides police and State Government officials, the spokesman said.

The delegation will return the next day and submit its findings to the party president and will also meet Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram.

BJP said Manipur is already tense because of the economic blockade by some Naga outfits leading to shortage of essential commodities and spiralling prices.

BJP alleged that the permission given by Central Government to Naga leader Th. Muivah to visit his hometown in Manipur had already resulted in two deaths and total bandh.

The party also attacked the Congress party alleging that the corruption of the Ibobi Government had crossed all limits. Misuse of security forces resulting in extortion and fake encounters had infuriated people in Manipur. Many militant outfits were training their cadres and taking shelter in Bangladesh.

Some outfits have given notice to all non-Manipuri people to leave the State by May 31. Unless Central Government tackles the situation decisively, the situation will spill out of hand.

Meanwhile, agitation in the national capital against the Manipur Government continued with a delegation of Naga women today staging a peace march to protest the killing of two youths on May 6, at the hands of security forces.

The women alleged that about a thousand internally displaced people, mostly women and children were seeking refuge in Nagaland because of atrocities let loose on the people in Manipur.

The demonstrators expressed apprehension that the situation could turn more violent, if Government of India did not intervene immediately to diffuse the tension. Yesterday, Delhi Police arrested few protestors, when they tried to stage demonstration in front of the Prime Minister�s house.

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