OPEN DIALOGUE ON FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT HELD

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Pothashang News Service

Imphal, November 18: All Manipur United Clubs Organisation (AMUCO), Committee of Civil Societies, Kangleipak (CCSK) and United Committee Manipur (UCM) today organised an open dialogue on “Possible outcomes of the Framework Agreement in the context of Manipur” at Lamyanba Sanglen, Imphal.

The discussion took the resolution that the framework agreement at any cost should not break the unity and territorial boundary of Manipur.

It declared that even if said that the agreement will not affect the territory of Manipur, any administrative purpose and programmes related with the frame work agreement that would be excersised within the state should not be taken up without the approval of the government of India, government of Manipur and the people.

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The third resolution says that the demand of the NSCN IM to unite together Naga inhabited areas of North East should not be directly or indirectly transform into  Pan Naga Cultural/ Provincial/ Territorial Council or Financial Autonomy or  Ethnic Administrative Division or any Structural body formation as if recognised.

The open discussion concluded with the resolution that inorder to protect the love and unity among the people who have been living together for many years the India government should be pressed with the following points:

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The State Ratification should be made compulsory if the parliament has to invoke the Article 3 of the Indian Constitution.

It should be introduced in the Article 371 of the Indian constitution as a new provision that without ratification of the state assembly, the government of India should not interfere in the age old political and historical identity of Manipur that has been since before Manipur merged to India.

The Framework agreement was signed between the India government and the NSCN IM on August 3, 2015 to bring a final conclusion to the years’ long Naga issue of forming a separate land or administration for the Nagas by uniting Naga inhabited areas.

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It is expected that a final solution of the peace talk will be brought soon ahead of the Nagaland Assembly Election that falls in March next year. Voice from the people of Assam, Arunachal and Manipur has been in the air against possibility of territorial or administrative separation within these states if the demand of NSCN IM is fulfilled by the unrevealed content of the Framework Agreement.

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