UNC still optimistic about talks outcome

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IMPHAL, July 1(Newmai News Network): Even though the June 30 `tripartite talk` was inconclusive, the United Naga Council (UNC) has expressed its optimism that its effort will bear fruit.

Informing Newmai News Network a day after the talk at Senapati, the UNC said it sincerely appreciates the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India (GOI), for their undaunted effort in convening the “3rd Tripartite Talk of 30th June 2011 at Tahamzam” (Senapati district headquarters.

“Although strongly resented by the Government of Manipur at the instance of the majority community the talk was held as per letter No. 8/8/2008-NE, Ministry of Home Affairs (NE-Division) dated New Delhi the 23rd June 2011, addressed to the president UNC on the Tripartite Talks to discuss the Memorandum, dated the 14th September 2010, submitted by UNC to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,” the United Naga Council said today.

The Tripartite talk of the 30th June 2011 was inconclusive yet it had paved the way to a more tangible position for the coming talks since both the parties (GOM and UNC) adamantly maintain their political stands, a direct and an unilateral intervention of the GOI is necessitated to manage the political stalemate before the situation goes out our hands. Now, the ball is in the court of the GOI.

The UNC stated that considering historical, constitutional, present political stand and the unalterable/irreversible facts presented to the government of India by the Nagas in Manipur, the UNC is optimistic that the government of India will surely evolve an “Alternative Arrangement” outside the government of Manipur “subject to, pending Final Naga Solution”.

The UNC is looking forward to New Delhi`s assurance given to the “Nagas/tribals” in Manipur, said the UNC.

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