COCOMI demands to reveal agreements of Naga peace talk conclusion, appeals people to remain alert


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 1, 2019: Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) has demanded the Centre to disclose the agreements brought in the conclusion of the peace talks between the NSCN (I-M) and the Government of India.

It also urged the Manipur Government to press the Centre to reveal the agreements.

“Before the agreement been has been brought there might be secrecy or confidential in the talks. Now the Government of India should make the people know what the points of agreement brought yesterday (Thursday) in concluding the peace talks,” COCOMI assistant coordinator Ph. Nando told reporters here on Friday.

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People of Manipur will not accept any agreement of the peace talks if it affects the interest of the Manipur people, he added.

“Government of Manipur should take initiatives to let the people know the contents of agreements before November 4. If not, people will not regard Manipur Government as the government for the people,” Nando said.

He also pressed the Centre to invite the stakeholders of Manipur for talks. “The declaration of the Government of India that the peace talks has been concluded with agreements and at the same time stating that stakeholders from Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh will be invited for finalising a pact in a PIB statement is contradictory,” he added. People of Manipur condemned such mockery to the people, he added.

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Another COCOMI assistant coordinator Longjam Ratan said, “Prime Minister repeatedly assured that Government of India will consult all the stakeholders before finalising Indo-Naga peace talks, but peace talks has been concluded without consulting stakeholders. This has brought about a big question of sincerity to the Government of India.”

COCOMI coordinator Sunil karam appealed the people of Manipur to remain alert and continue to stage sit-ins and agitations in different corners of the state so that people can rise up together anytime anywhere.


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