Dated Tahamzam, 7th July, 2013
A consultative meeting preparatory to the 6th round of tripartite talk of the Government of india, Government of Manipur and the United Naga Council was held on the 6th July, 20103 at Taphou Naga village. The consultation was participated by intellectuals and scholars, social leaders, tribe Hohos, Regional organizations, women and student leaders, social activists, Frontal Organisations, Hon’ble MLAs, Naga Contractor’s Association, former UNC presidents and general Naga public.
The interactive programme focused on 2 aspects, for which there were 2 separate sessions. In the first session an analysis of “the tripartite talk process so far” was taken up. In the second session, views and suggestions were generated from amongst the participants on the perspective and the effective approach to the 6th round of talk. The pre and post talk strategies for the people’s movement for alternative arrangement outside the Government of Manipur were also deliberated. Ms. Ningreichon Tungsang and Mr Chingya Luithui moderated the 2 sessions of which Mr Pungdi Celestine and Mr Boveio Pou Duo were the respective rapporteurs. The panelists of the consultation were Dr Benjamin Gangmei, Mr Modoli Puni, Dr Gina Sangkham, Mr Sword Vashum and Mr G. Gaingam.
At the conclusion of the programme, the participants resolved to urge the Government of India to convene the next round of talk at an early date as agreed upon in the 5th round held on the 12th February, 2013.
The Meeting also registered serious concern over the delay of the settlement of the Indo-Nagas issue and strongly urged the Government of India to expedite the peace process to its logical conclusion.
United Naga Council