Newmai News Network
Senapati | September 1
Following the ‘Tripartite Talk’ held today on the district creation issue involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the Manipur Government and the Central Government has decided to meet again in the first week of December. Today’s talk was held at the DRDA Conference Hall, Senapati District Headquarter.
The previous Government of Manipur had created seven new districts on December 8, 2016. In protest against that act of the Manipur Government, the UNC had imposed 139 days of economic blockade along the national highways which pass through Manipur. After the lifting of the blockade, the first round of talk was held on March 19, 2017. The talk is still continuing on the issue.
According to official sources, the talk was chaired by Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary (NE), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Agriculture, Vety.,& AH Minister V. Hangkhanlian; Education, Labour & Employment Minister Thokchom Radheshyam and Public Health Engineering, Printing and Stationary Minister Losii Dikho represented the Government of Manipur. Secretary (TA& Hills) Athem Muivah, IAS and Secretary (Rev/CAF& PD) T. Ranjit Singh assisted the Ministers.
The UNC team was represented by Gaidon Kamei, President of UNC, S Milan, General Secretary of UNC, Joseph Adani, President of All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM), and Asha Wungnam, President of Naga Women Union.
According to the Manipur Government officials, during the talk, the state Government agreed that it could not come with a concrete proposal because of urgent issues before the Government and requested for some more time to come out with a concrete proposal.
“The State Government understands the sentiments of UNC and committed that it would come out with definite concrete plans in the next meeting which will be schedule in the first week of December, 2018,” the officials added.