Newmai News Network
Senapati | August 4
The tripartite talks involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the Central Government and the State Government of Manipur on the district creation issue will be held on August 11 at Senapati headquarters. The talks will begin at 11:00 am. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has officially intimated the United Naga Council in this regard today. This time the tripartite talks will be held at the ‘political level’.
Earlier, the tripartite talks was scheduled for July 22 at the ‘political level’ but the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had “fervently requested” the UNC leaders to have the talks in the early part of August.
It may be noted that the tripartite talks which was scheduled earlier for July 10 at Ukhrul district headquarters was postponed, and was later fixed for July 22 with Senapati district headquarters as the venue. Apparently reacting to the prolonging of the tripartite talks the UNC had earlier expressed its frustration.
Last month, UNC President Gaidon Kamei had stated that Naga people in Manipur “to remain alert to face any eventuality”. Earlier, the UNC had alleged that a party engaging in the tripartite talks was intentionally trying to sabotage the ongoing dialogue on district creation issue.
On May 19, the representatives of the Manipur Government, the Central Government and the UNC had agreed to hold tripartite talks on the district creation issue at the political level within a month’s time. However, it has been more than two months now that the talks on the issue could not be held for various reasons.