‘framework of agreement’ signed

NAGA LAND POST————— Manipur based civil society organizations (CSOs) called on Union minister of state for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju; BJP national president, Amit Shah; Interlocutor for Naga talks, R.N. Ravi and others here at Delhi to press for their demand to make public the contents of the ‘Framework Agreement’ singed between Government of India and NSCN (I-M) in August 2015.

According to sources, the delegation led by United Committee Manipur president, Elangbam Johnson; All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation president, Ph. Deban and Committee of Civil Societies Kangleipak president, Jeetendra Ningomba made their stand clear that the people of Manipur would not accept any kind of agreement without their consent and particularly if the territorial integrity of the state was altered.

The delegation also cautioned Centre that it (GoI) would be held responsible for any unwarranted eventuality that may arise if Manipur’s territorial integrity was infringed upon at a time of finalizing the solution to the Naga political problem.

R.N. Ravi reaffirmed that the state’s interest would be paramount and that the Centre will not compromise the territorial integrity of any state. The delegation also submitted a memorandum to be handed over to the Prime Minister, which contained the demands and the recommendations of the people of Manipur.

Meanwhile, according to The Shillong Times report, Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Gauba on Friday categorically stated that none of the territorial integrity of the North Eastern states would be disturbed while implementing the ‘Framework Agreement’ signed between Government of India nd NSCN (I-M).

“I would like to point out that it has been already clarified even at the highest level of the Union Government that territorial integrity of none of the Northeasters states will be disturbed because of the final solution to be reached with Naga group NSCN-IM in the light of the ‘framework of agreement’ signed with them by the Government of India,” Gauba said while talking to the media after he had chaired a security review meeting here on Friday.