‘A party engaging in tripartite talks intentionally trying to sabotage ongoing dialogue’
Newmai News Network
Senapati | July 12
While informing the Naga people in Manipur “to remain alert to face any eventuality,” the United Naga Council (UNC) has alleged today that “a party engaging in the tripartite talks is intentionally trying to sabotage the ongoing dialogue on district creation issue.” However, the UNC did not specify further on it. Irked by the alleged development, the UNC expressed it can no longer remain mute over such development.
The Naga body then warned that the Naga people “cannot be held responsible in the event of any unfortunate development cropping up because of the attempts by the engaging party to sabotage the tripartite talks on the district creation issue.” The UNC also informed that it had taken a decision in an emergency meeting held today to inform all the Naga people in Manipur to remain alert so as to face any eventuality that can happen any time. “The Nagas should remain fully prepared to thwart measures which undermine the aspiration of the Naga people,” said the UNC. The Naga body also said that it will announce any time regarding measures adopted in today’s UNC meeting to thwart any detrimental move of “our adversaries”.
The UNC asserted the decision of the Naga people taken on December 12, 2016 on the district creation issue cannot be changed. The UNC also said that it had expressed its appreciation to the new government but “if anyone is trying to take due advantage of our gesture then the Nagas will not remain silent.” It further said that the Naga people want to settle any issue through dialogues. “But if anyone is testing our patience and also ignoring our sincerity then things may go haywire,” the UNC cautioned, adding, “We cannot be blamed in the event of such a farce situation cropping up.”
It may be noted here that the tripartite talks involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the Central Government and the State Government of Manipur on district creation issue scheduled earlier to be held on July 10 at Ukhrul was postponed.
According to the UNC, Central Government had “fervently requested” the Naga body for the postponement of the talks for few more days saying the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had “other urgent matters” to be attended, and that, its representatives would be finding hard to make it for July 10 talks. The UNC leaders had obliged to the “fervent request” of the Central Government in this regard.
Meanwhile, the date for the next round of tripartite talks is yet to be finalized.