Imphal, Nov 4
Questioning the integrity of the interlocutor R.N. Ravi, now the Governor of Nagaland, General Secretary of United Committee Manipur Kh. Athouba demanded clarifications and motive behind the inclusion of the fabricated report which stated that 25 % of the Manipur is valley and is being occupied by the Meetei Community in the parliamentary committee report. During a discussion hour TV programme , the UCM general secretary also stated that until the agreement has been brought to the public domain a mere invitation either by the Prime Minister or the Home Minister will not be accepted as the Manipuri people already know that every agreement that they may show to us need to be discuss in depth.
“We have been told that the settlement is already completed and that the Prime Minister of India is likely to announce and ink the agreement on December 1, i.e. on the opening function of the HornBill Festival” Athouba said and added that it is not even 1 month that the PM is all set to announce the agreement and how could the message sent out through the Chief Minister of Manipur that every state government will be consulted before the final settlement be trusted.
Meanwhile, series of protest continues in the state demanding disclosure of the content of the agreement between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India.
Protest were staged at Keikhu Kabui Khul, Sawombung, Khunjao, Sawombung khunou, Muji Khun, Ragailong, Chingmeirong Kabui khun, Majorkhul khul, Mahabali Kabui Khun, Mongkhang Lambi, Nambol Bazar , Singjamei etc.
An unofficial report said that some vested interested persons had threatened the Kabui people from joining the alert protest being staged under the aegis of the COCOMI.
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