Review Centre-IM peace talks: O Joy
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, June 17 2010: Manipur People's Party (MPP) legislature wing leader, O Joy today demanded review of the peace talks between the NSCN(IM) and the Government of India, and appointment of a new interlocutor for the peace talks.

Speaking at a felicitation function of six women members of MPP Langthabal Kendra, who took part in the fast-unto-death strike launched by the MPP demanding immediate opening of the national highways from the economic blockade imposed by the ANSAM, backed by UNC, O Joy said that the three neighbouring states do not agree with the demand for greater Nagaland.

The three states of Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam are against the redrawing of the boundaries of the three states.

The demand for formation of Greater Nagaland should be dropped from the purview of the peace talks, MLA Joy demanded.

The ground rules of the ceasefire agreement with the NSCN (IM) should be reviewed in consultation with the governments of Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

In the talks between the outfit and the GoI, representatives of the three states should be included, he opined.

MLA Joy also cautioned that if the over two month-old economic blockade still continues further, a civil war may erupt in the region as the socio-economic condition of the people of the state has been severely affected by the blockade.

The function to felicitate the six women members of MPP from Langthabal Kendra was held at the community hall of Kakwa.

The six women, president of the Chanura Marup, O Thoibi, treasurer, O Sunita, fromer chairperson of Lilong Nagar Panchayat, Ningthoujam Sorojini, members Hemam Bala, Naorem Manglembi and Huidrom Dhanapati were felicitated in the function.