Manipur Cabinet decides to withdraw from tripartite talks with KNA and ZRA


Imphal: Manipur Cabinet reviewed the law and order situation in various districts in view of the rallies held on Friday at Churachandpur, Kangpokpi and Tengnoupal districts.

Cabinet noted that the rallies were organised for a cause which is unconstitutional and the rallies, therefore, were illegal. After detailed deliberation, Cabinet decided to withdraw the state government from tripartite talks / SOO agreements with 2 hill-based insurgent groups, namely the Kuki National Army (KNA) and the Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA) whose leaders hail from outside the state.

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The Cabinet reaffirmed that the state government will not compromise on steps taken to protect the state’s forest resources and for eradicating poppy cultivation. Show cause notices have been issued to deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of Churachandpur and Tengnoupal districts for allowing the rally in violation of prohibitory orders under CrPC 144. Strong action will be taken against officers responsible for lapses in security.


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