SECOND ROUND OF TRIPARTITE TALK WITH THE NEW GOVERNMENT BRINGS NO ABSOLUTE CONCLUSION

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The second round of tripartite talk after the advent of the new government, involving the United Naga Council, state government and the central government held at Senapati today arrived for another round to be held within one month from today at Senapati.

The tripartite talk reaffirmed the first point of agreement brought at the March 19 tripartite talk which agreed to start consultation with the stakeholders to redress non- adherence to four points of memorandum of understanding and the government of India’s assurance on the grievances of the UNC which led to the imposition of the economic blockade.

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Govt. of Manipur was represented by chief secretary O. Nabakishore addl. chief secretary, Suresh Babu and Commissioner (Home) Radha Kumar while the government of India is represented by Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs North East in-charge, Satyender Garg.

UNC was represented by its president Gaidon Kamei and general secretary of UNC S. Milan ANSAM president Seth Shatsang and Naga Women’s Union president Asha Wungnam were also attended on the side of the UNC.

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The talk agreed that the government of Manipur would be represented at the political level in the next round of talk.

Another agreement was that till such time an amicable settlement to the issue of creation of the new districts is arrived at, the government of Manipur and the UNC will mutually respects the points agreed upon in the last tripartite talk.

The last tripartite talk ended the 139 long economic blockade imposed by UNC after the state government has agreed to release Gaidon Kamei and his information secretary Stephen Sankhil from jail without any condition and to drop all the cases registered against the UNC leaders in connection with the blockade.

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The economic blockade was imposed demanding to withdraw the new districts created by the Ibobi Singk government saying that it hampers the dream of Naga integration.

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