Public convention resolves to oppose creation of any autonomous territorial council
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 29, 2019: A public convention organised by Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) has resolved to oppose the Government of India to create any kind of Autonomous Territorial Council in Manipur based on ethnic lines as the consequence of the Peace Talk with NSCN (I-M) as it was reflected in the intention of the Union home minister during the deliberation with COCOMI delegation in New Delhi.
The public convention was organised on Friday at IMA hall, Lamphel under the banner ‘Public convention on future coarse of action (after meeting the Union home minister, Amit Shah)’.
It was resolved that the Government of India be requested to take the consent of the people through the state government and CSO’s involved and to make a statement to this effect in the on-going Parliament session.
This resolution was taken considering the verbal assurance given by Amit Shah to an 18 member COCOMI delegation that Government of Manipur, opposition parties and civil society organisations will be consulted in case anything to affect Manipur is to be included in the final agreement of peace talks with NSCN (I-M) is not acceptable to the people of Manipur as it does not imply the consent of people of Manipur.
The convention resolved to continue the ‘on-going’ peoples’ movement to protect Manipur’s unity and integrity.
It also resolved to demand the Government of Manipur to summon a special session of Manipur Legislative Assembly before December 10 acknowledging the agreed points discussed with the Union home minister.
It resolved that the issue of ethnic harmony and administrative setup for the inclusive benefit of the people of Manipur shall not be decided by India government or a section of Manipuri society but by mutual discussion among the various communities residing, in the state.
Professor W. Nabakumar was the moderator of the public convention.
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