November 13, 2017 6:11:19 pm
Senior Congress leader and former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has demanded that the Centre make public the peace accord it signed with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (IM). Singh demanded this while participating at a sit-in protest organised by the Congress at Thangmeiband area on Sunday. He said any solution to end to the Naga insurgency should be confined to Nagaland state only and not Manipur. The Centre and NSCN (IM) had signed a peace accord on August 3, 2015.
Singh cautioned the Centre that offering any sort of autonomy related with administration, culture and finance, as per the demands of a particular rebel group, will “lead to chaos and disintegration” of a sensitive state like Manipur.
Singh said the Centre should not try to “appease” a particular community as the border state (Manipur) is inhabited by more than 30 different ethnic groups and is not a domain of one community.
The NSCN (IM) has been demanding integration of Naga inhabited areas of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh with Nagaland.
A Congress leader on Monday said the party would organise a series of protest meetings at all 60 assembly constituencies of the state to demand that the Centre make public the peace accord it signed with the (NSCN-IM).
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