Talks with UNC brings no conclusion


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 9, 2019: The 9th Round of Tripartite Talks with the Government of India, Government of Manipur and United Naga Council (UNC) was held at DRDA Conference Hall, Senapati District Headquarter today.

The talk was chaired by MHA Joint Secretary (NE) Satyendra Garg, agriculture minister V.Hangkhanlian, education minister Thokchom Radheshyam Singh and tribal and hill areas/ fisheries minister N.Kayisii represented the state government. Principal Secretary (health and family welfare) Vumlunmang Vualnam IAS and secretary-cum- commissioner (youths affairs and sports/ consumer affairs, food and public distribution) Bobby Waikhom IAS assisted the ministers, said a press statement released by directorate of information and public relations.

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The talk started with warm welcome to the new office bearers of the UNC. The state government expressed its regret in its inability to bring a concrete proposal for the talks due to its preoccupations with issues at hand, it added.

The Naga council did not agree with the way of the gvernment and stated that UNC will go back to Naga people and consult their sentiments regarding on the issue. The Decisions of the UNC will be communicated to the Government of India. The UNC also reiterated that development works be carried out in the name of the present district in the talks, the release said.

The government proposed the next round of talks in the end of July.

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The first round of talk was held on March 19, 2017, which was followed by several rounds of talk. The UNC has been demanding that December 8, 2016 decision taken by the Government of Manipur should be rolled back, the statement said.

United Naga Council president S.Kho John, it’s general secretary, S. Milan, President of Naga Women’s Union Joseph Adani, former UNC president Gaidon Kamei and other leaders of Naga Organisations also participated in the talks

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