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Strike in Mnp. against Naga ‘pact’

By IANS Updated: Aug 01, 2018 11:56 pm

Imphal Aug. 1 (IANS): Normal life was disrupted in Manipur on Wednesday following a one-day strike called by three organisations demanding that any accord with the Naga group NSCN(IM) should not compromise Manipur’s territory and interest.
The strike was called by United Committee Manipur (UCM), All Manipur United Clubs Organisation and Committee on Civil Societies Kangleipak. It was supported by all major civil organisations.

Sunil Karam, president of the UCM said: “The Central interlocutor has raised several points that go against the assurances that the proposed peace agreement would not affect Manipur’s territory, and that all stakeholders would be taken into confidence.”

Chief Minister N. Biren recently led a BJP team to urge the central leaders to take note of people’s interests. A special session of the Manipur Assembly has been called on August 10 to discuss the framework agreement with Naga groups. Congress leader and former Chief

Minister Okram Ibobi said his party had boycotted the all-party meeting convened by the Chief Minister recently.

By IANS Updated: Aug 01, 2018 11:56:40 pm