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No roll-back to economic blockade; UNC leaders remanded in police custody for 15 days

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Imphal, Feb 7: Presidential Council Meeting of the United Naga Council (UNC) today resolved to continue the economic blockade during a meeting held today at Senapati district head quarter giving a thrashing blow to the media speculation about rolling back the blockade called as per statement by the representatives of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in the aftermath of the Feb 3 tripartite talk.
Meanwhile, UNC president Gaidon Kamei and S. Stephen, who were produced today at the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Imphal East has been remanded for another two weeks in police custody despite the report of state government’s assurance for unconditional released. Report said that the CJM granted remand plea by state police till Feb 21.
As per report reaching here, hectic discussion was held on whether to lift the economic blockade or not during the meeting of the presidential council of UNC held today afternoon at Senapati.
Ex officio members of the UNC and other office bearers of the council attended the meeting however, UNC President Gaidon Kamei and Publicity secretary Shangkhang Stephen were not able to attend the meeting as they are in police custody.
Earlier on Feb 3 tripartite talk the CJM Imphal East had allowed the two to participate in the talk. This time as the counsel of the two did not applied to the court to grant permission of the two to attend the presidential council meeting they were abstained from the meeting.
Even as some opined to lift the economic blockade, majority of the council member rejected the opinion for lifting of the blockade as none of the demand put up the UNC has been considered.
During the tripartite talk held at New Delhi on February 3 under the initiative of the MHA, the UNC had put up their demand for revocation of the creation of 7 new districts particularly the creating of Kangpokpi and Jiribam revenue district. Above this the UNC also demanded unconditional release of the UNC President Gaidon Kamei and S Stephen who were arrested by the state police.
State government representatives had placed their stand to the creation of the new districts however assured to consult with the Chief Minister regarding the released of the two UNC leaders.
It is again speculated that the UNC might intensify its agitation as none of the demand were considered by the state government.

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shiva February 7, 2017 - 11:58 am

No more dialogue. Dialogue process should start with the present government after election in new term and new mandate to be given to the present govt. for another 5 years with more strong resolve from govt. backed by strong people’s mandate. No compromise with NGO like UNC or NSCN (IM).

Ibothem February 7, 2017 - 1:56 pm

Whether the UNC Muslim organisation earlier state/central gov.declared most powerful terrorist but till to not yet been say UNC terrorist.very nice n very very double stander


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