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UNLF clarifies stand

Imphal, Feb. 25: UNLF chairman R.K. Meghen alias Sana Yaima is firm on continuing with the struggle despite being tried by the NIA.

In a statement issued here today, the UNLF said Sana Yaima, chairman of the group, was firm on his stand of not entering into the peace process with the Centre.

The group was reacting to reports by some Guwahati-based news channels and an Assamese daily, which reported on February 20 that Sana Yaima had begun peace talks with representatives of the Centre through video conferencing from Dispur.

Terming the reports as baseless, the statement clarified that the NIA took Sana Yaima and 14 others to Dispur secretariat complex for video conferencing as it produced two protected witnesses at a New Delhi court. The witnessesí statements were taken through video conferencing.

It said the Centre was trying to undermine Sana Yaima and the others. It charged the NIA with manipulating the media to mislead the public. It demanded apology from the news channels and the daily.

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