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Alert demonstration demanding disclosure of FA continues; More Congress MLAs joins COCOMI protest

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Imphal, Nov 11

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh assurance to the people of the state at which he stated that the Manipur Government along with Assam and AP government will be consulted before the signing of the final agreement has failed to convince the people of the state which are demanding disclosure of the Frame work agreement signed between the Government of India, NSCN-IM and the NNPGs on October 31 at New Delhi. People of the state particularly in Imphal Valley have been staging various form of alert demonstration since October last week demanding disclosure of the contents of the FA, under the aegis of the Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI). The people staged sit-in- demonstration, thronged to the residences of Local MLAs and formed human chain cautioning serious agitation if the interest of the state has been hurt in settling of the Naga issue.

Many Congress MLAs including Khumukcham Joykishan, AK Mirabai , Govindas Konthoujam , Th. Lokeshwar, RK Imo etc. have started joining the peoples’ protest. AK Mirabai, Govindas Konthoujam had joined rally organised under the aegis of the COCOMI, MLA Lokeshwar and MLA Kh. Joykishan had openly declare their stand with the people. 

Today MLA RK Imo of Sagolband Assembly Constituency today joined a demonstration at Sagolband Moirang Leirak . An interactive session cum protest against the non disclosure of the agreement in the Indo-Naga Peace Accord was also held during the alert demonstration. The interactive session welcomes all peaceful solution in the region but that should not come at the expense of another state, community, caste, religion or people. A resolution have been passed to press the Prime Minister to consult all stake holders and disclosure of the details in the agreement. They have also decided to urge the Prime Minister for amendment of the MLR& LR Act and made applicable to all parts of the state.

On the other hand students of Royal Academy of Science, Competitive Success Academy and Maipakpi Higher Sec School formed human chain and shouted slogans for protection of the integrity of the state at Konung mamang Andro parking in Imphal East.

The protest demonstration today gains momentum with the people of Tera Lukram Leirak blocking road while staging alert demonstration at the area.

Meanwhile, Communist Party of India (CPI) Manipur State Council also organised a public discourse in connection with the Indo –Naga Peace Talk at Kuki Inn Imphal. CPI MP D. Raja and leaders of the left parties from the Manipur attended and discuss about the consequences which might occurred as a fall out of the FA agreement.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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