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Sat, 25 May 2019

Northeast Today

Indo-Kuki Political Talks Interlocutor to visit Manipur’s Kangpokpi District

Indo-Kuki Political Talks Interlocutor to visit Manipur’s Kangpokpi District
May 01
11:08 2019

NET Bureau

Kaybie Chongloi

 

Kangpokpi District Headquarters in Manipur has been donned with colourful flags flattering in the air along the Trans Asian Highway No.1 to welcome AB. Mathur, the Interlocutor of the Indo-Kuki Political Talks involving Govt. of India, Govt. of Manipur and the two conglomerates of the Kuki UGs, the United People’s Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Front (KNO).

 

People of Kangpokpi were seen enthusiastically busy engaging in cleaning of road and hoisting of colourful flags along the Trans Asian Highway No.1 at Gamgiphai, the entry point of Kangpokpi District from Imphal West and at Kangpokpi District Headquarters to welcome the Indo-Kuki Political Talks Interlocutor on his maiden visit to newly created Kangpokpi District on May 1.

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Former Special Secretary of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), AB. Mathur, the Interlocutor of the Indo-Kuki Political Talks involving Government of India, Government of Manipur and the two conglomerates of the Kuki UGs, the United People’s Front (UPF) and Kuki National Organization (KNO) in his maiden visit to the district will meet various Kuki civil society organizations apart from visiting the designated Ebenezer Peace Camp of the Kuki National Front.

 

Colourful flags are seen flattering in the air along the Trans Asian Highway within the District Headquarters from IT.Road near Ward No.14 junction till Autonomous District Council, the local self Government office at Ward No.2.

 

According to UPF Spokesperson, Aaron Kipgen, who is also the General Secretary of KNF, the mother organization of all the Kukis UGs, the Interlocutor will be accompanied by the state Interlocutor, Ibomcha Singh on his maiden visit to Kangpokpi District.

 

According to source, as soon as the Interlocutor set foot in the newly created Kangpokpi District at Gamgiphai, the Thadou Students’ Association will lead the warm greeting along with the people of Kangpokpi District. The Interlocutor then will directly heads towards Kangpokpi District Headquarters where he is supposed to receive a human chain greeting from IT.Road to ADC Sadar Hills office.

 

At local self Government office, the Interlocutor will have an interaction session with All Manipur Kuki Chiefs Association, Kuki Inpi Sadar Hills, Kuki Students’ Organizations Sadar Hills, Thadou Students’ Association Sadar Hills and other civil society organizations of the district.

 

The Interlocutor, AB Mathur then will visit KNF/UPF designated Camp, Peace Camp Ebenezer at Natheljang and interact with the ad also meet UPF leaders informed Aaron Kipgen, spokesperson of UPF.

 

Since the Interlocutor’s visit to the district is not ‘official’ nothing could be ascertained of issues likely to be discuss with the UPF leaders and the people of Kangpokpi District.

 

It is worth mentioning that a draft outline of the political demand for formation of territorial council signed by UPF spokesperson, Aaron Kipgen and KNO negotiator Dr Seilen Haokip was tabled during the 6th Round of Talks chaired by AB. Mathur on January 10, 2018, for the first time after he replaced Dineshwar Sharma as the Interlocutor for talks with Kuki groups.

 

The Kuki chiefs, Inpi leaders, student leaders and the people of Kangpokpi anticipate the maiden visit of AB. Mathur will expedite the talks to resolve the age-old Kuki political issue with the Government of India and Government of Manipur.

 

Meanwhile, local bodies of the host town of the momentous welcome ceremony of AB. Mathur, the Kangpokpi Town Committee with its youth wings and women wings, the KYU and KWWO went publicity since this after with PA system within the District Headquarters.

 

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