UNC-Govt talks likely on October 16
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network

Imphal, October 06 2010: The formal talks between the United Naga Council (UNC) and the Government of Manipur to be facilitated by New Delhi is likely to be held on October 16 .

The United Naga Council (UNC) has been irked by the formation of the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in Manipur hills saying the Councils are deprived of needed powers by the State government of Manipur.

The UNC had strongly demanded from the State Government to amend the Manipur (Hill area) District Council Act of 2008 before the elections were held.

However, the State Government had gone ahead with the polls and formed the ADCs in the hill districts of Manipur.

Following this, the UNC had announced to sever political ties with the Government of Manipur.

On September 21, the Naga body who had been imposing economic blockade putting up four demands including the 'alternative arrangement' for the Nagas in Manipur, had suspended the agitation temporarily after New Delhi had intervened.

Meanwhile, after 25 days of camping in New Delhi, the UNC leaders and the representatives of "Alternative Arrangement Committee" came back to Manipur on Monday.

Upon this development, a consultative conclave of all the Naga tribes in Manipur was organised at Senapati today organised by the UNC.

Reports said that no resolution was taken during today's Naga conclave.

The Naga leaders who had camped in New Delhi in the last 25 days briefed the Naga tribe leaders in today's conclave.

Details of the conclave are not known.