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Mon, 11 Dec 2017

Northeast Today

UNC Reaffirms Severance of Ties with Manipur Govt

UNC Reaffirms Severance of Ties with Manipur Govt
May 19
12:22 2017

The presidential council meeting of the United Naga Council (UNC) has re-affirmed the July 1, 2010 Naga People’s Convention (NPC) declaration wherein the severance of political ties with the government of Manipur was made.

According to the publicity wing of the UNC, the presidential council meeting which was held on May 17 at Senapati town, deliberated on issues ‘confronting the Nagas in the south’. At the end of the day-long meeting the same July 1, 2010 NPC declaration was re-affirmed.

The UNC publicity wing said that yesterday’s meeting resolved to urge all the Naga people in the south not to indulge in activities or engage in speeches or policies which may infringe or affect the declaration of the severance of political ties with the Manipur government made on July 1, 2010.

“We urge all the Naga organisations and individuals in the south to maintain the severance of ties with the Manipur government’ declaration,” said the UNC publicity wing. “At this crucial stage for the Nagas any kind of activities that may affect the Naga future should be avoided by the Naga people,” the UNC added.

On the other hand the United Naga Council (UNC), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the State government of Manipur are all set to resume the ‘tripartite talks’ on the issue of district creation on Friday (May 19) at Senapati town.

According to sources, an 11 member UNC team will be led by its president Gaidon Kamei while Satyendra, joint secretary, MHA, in charge of North-East will lead the Government of India team, however, it is not clear who is going to lead the Manipur Government team. The talks will be held at the office of the deputy commissioner, Senapati from 10:30 am.

Meanwhile, security measures have been enhanced in the district headquarters of Senapati since this evening ahead of the tripartite talks. UNC president, Gaidon Kamei reiterated on Thursday that the position from their side is clear on the issue and also asserted that ‘whatever may be the reason there is no question of compromising our stand and position’.

In the tripartite talk on March 19, the grievances of UNC that led to the imposition of economic blockade were recognised as non-adherence to the four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and the government of India’s assurance on the matter. In that talk the state government agreed to start consultation with all stakeholders to redress the same. Following this, the UNC lifted the four and a half months old economic blockade on the National Highways linking Manipur from the midnight of March 19.

It was also agreed in the talk that the next round of tripartite talks will be resumed within a month’s time at political level and the one month’s time had already lapsed on April 19.

-Newmai News Network

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