COCOMI gets no written assurance from Amit Shah
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 26, 2019: Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) said Union home minister Amit Shah did not give written assurance to protect Manipur and ‘there will be no change in COCOMI’s stance for movements to protect Manipur form the outcome of Naga peace talk’.
Eighteen members team of COCOMI met Amit Shah on Monday night and discussed the issue on Naga peace talk regarding the apprehension created among the people of Manipur.
A press statement released by COCOMI said the team were told that no written assurances had been given to any group regarding such demands. Amit Shah gave only verbal assurance that the peace talks will not affect Manipur, it added.
Amit Shah gave the assurance in presence of minister of state for home affairs, G. Kishan Reddy; general secretary, BJP (organisation), B.L.Santosh; union home secretary, Ajaykumar Bhalla; joint secretary (north east) ministry of home affairs, Satyendra Garg along with chief minister of Manipur, N. Biren; education minister, Th. Radheshyam; MLA, Th. Satyabrata and MLA, L.Rameshwor, the statement said.
B.L. Santosh told the members of COCOMI that the assurance is given by Union home minister and the statement is trust worthy. The members of COCOMI and state leaders were told that they should convince the people of Manipur on the assurance of home minister regarding which states that territorial integrity including administrative setup will not be affected by the outcome of the Naga peace talks, it added.
COCOMI expressed that as the content of the framework agreement is still kept in mystery the apprehension of the people regarding the result of the peace talk has been increased. It also reminded the June 18 incident which has made Manipur people lost trust on central government, it added.
It said in connection with the assurance given by Amit Shah, a public meeting will be organised on November 29 to discuss the matter. There will be no change in the stance of COCOMI. Agitations will be continued till a new resolution is made on the public meeting. It appealed the people to carry the movement on symbolic manner without creating biasness among the communities.