State Govt reminds UNC of pact inked at Delhi
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, February 07 2017:
Taking due note of the decision of the United Naga Council to continue with the economic blockade, the Home Department of the State Government today stated that this is despite the joint agreement signed on February 3 at New Delhi to the understanding that another tripartite talk would be held to discuss issues related to the new districts.
In a statement, the Home Department of the State Government said that the "UNC agreed to consider lifting the economic blockade after due discussion in their meeting on February 7 and the State Government also agreed to facilitate release of the UNC leaders who are under arrest" .
The State Government had taken the initiative to address the demands of the UNC and the Centre was requested to organise the tripartite talk with the UNC, claimed the Home Department and added this was how the tripartite talk chaired by the Ministry of Home Affairs was held on February 3 at New Delhi.
During the course of the meeting, the UNC had demanded a discussion on the creation of the new districts and after due deliberations, the State Government and the Central Government suggested that the issue be discussed in the next tripartite talk for administrative reasons, which was accepted by the UNC.
While discussing the economic blockade, the State Government appealed to the UNC to lift the blockade in the interest of the public and to ease the suffering of the people, said the Home Department.
The UNC on the other hand proposed the unconditional release of their leaders, who are in jail, added the statement.
It was after this discussion that the agreement that the district creation issue will be discussed in the next tripartite meeting was signed, said the Home Department.
Keeping in view the suffering of the people living in both the valley and hills, the State Government again appealed to the UNC to reconsider their decision and withdraw the economic blockade.