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Bar on Shyamkumar revoked

UKHRUL | May 11 : Tangkhul frontal organisations have revoked the decision of barring Forest minister, Th. Shyamkumar from entering Tangkhul inhabited areas, in a closed door meeting with the minister at the chamber of president, TNL office, Ukhrul.

The decision was taken by the frontal organisations exactly after one month of enforcement, and the meeting was attended by ADC members, Mark Luithing and Dearson Chamroy, chairman of Ato Longphang, Varemi, chairman of Zingsho Longphang, Rangam, president of TKS, and members of TSL and TNL Phungva.

President of TNL, Weapon Zimik expressed gratitude to the minister for responding to the invitation extended by the Tangkhul organisations for reconciliation. He added that the good gesture and positive approach of the minister is praise worthy.

While thanking the Tangkhul organisations for bringing amicable solutions, Shyamkumar said, “I have great respect and honour for the traditions, culture and custom of Tangkhul and with this act of forgiveness it will surely pave a greater way to work together in the future.”

Mark Luithing also thanked the Forest minister for readily accepting the invitation to sort out the differences. He also thanked the Tangkhul organisations for taking the initiative to resolve the imbroglio at the earliest.

With mutual respect and understanding and upholding the existing tradition, culture and custom of Tangkhul, the Tangkhul organisation has revoked the temporary barring of the minister from entering Tangkhul inhabited areas.

It may be mentioned that the resolution to bar entry of Forest minister to Tangkhul inhabited areas was taken during the coordination meeting of Tangkhul organisations on April 10 at TNL Hall. In March, the minister accompanied by MLA of Phungyar attended Kamo Hau Festival at Phalang village and went on for a surprise visit beyond Phalang village and ceased lots of timber along with vehicle. Taking strong exception to the act, the organisations adopted the said resolution.

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