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Public discourse on NSCN talks held

19 May 2017

By A Staff Reporter

IMPHAL | May 19

A public discourse on “India Government amasung NSCN (IM) anigi peace talk na Manipur da khundaminnaraba phurup singda pirakliba cheitheng’’ was held today at the community hall of Singjamei Sapam Leikai.

The meeting was organised by Social Environment Development Organisation (SEDO).

By A Staff Reporter

IMPHAL | May 19

A public discourse on “India Government amasung NSCN (IM) anigi peace talk na Manipur da khundaminnaraba phurup singda pirakliba cheitheng’’ was held today at the community hall of Singjamei Sapam Leikai.

The meeting was organised by Social Environment Development Organisation (SEDO).

Vice president of United Committee Manipur (UCM) Sunil Karam during the meeting said that though Framework Agreement is not disclosed to the public yet, The Week April edition revealed some information about it and Manipur people are okay with the two important points of which includes sovereignty of Naga People, to be under the flexibility of Indian Constitution but is not okay with the recognition of Naga history.

And the question they want to raise is why it is recognised? Why is their freedom granted? And why are the Nagas that important for the Indian government? He questioned again that why the details are not released till now.

Retired deputy director of agriculture, Leishangthem Birjit Singh, UCM vice president Sunil Karam, AMSU president Manjit Sarangthem, advisor to Sapam Leikai Local Development Committee Aribam Phony Sharma and vice president of SEDO Aribam Rajentombi, attended the function as presidium members.

All the speakers during the programme raised their voice against the secrecy of the Framework Agreement and what effects will the peace talk between NSCN (IM) and Government of India bring about to the people.

The meeting also took a stand that if the result of the peace talk between GoI and NSCN (IM) disrupt the territorial integrity of Manipur and hurt the interest of any ethnic community, it will not stay silent but rather takes up strong agitations against it.

        

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