With no sign of end to the ongoing economic blockade called by the United Naga Council (UNC), Government of India’s Interlocutor of Naga talks, R.N. Ravi has called for a consultative meeting with some Manipur based civil society organizations (CSOs) to discuss on the prevailing situation.
It was informed that Ravi had sent invitations to the presidents of All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO), Committee of Civil Societies of Kangleipak (CCSK), and United Committee Manipur (UCM) including Goodwill Mission for Peaceful Co-existence (GMPC), to attend the consultative meeting at the national capital on January 20.
Though UNC was also likely to be part of the meeting, it was not confirmed whether UNC and its constituents units were invited since no one could not be contacted. A member of the AMUCO confirmed that they received the invitation for the meeting to be held on January 20, at 11.30 a.m. in the conference hall of the National Security Council Secretariat, New Delhi.
Ahead of the consultative meeting, the CSOs also held a meeting to discuss on the latest development. During the meeting with Ravi, the AMUCO member said they would also discuss other issues which Ravi had initiated earlier with representatives of various civil society organizations as part of peace negotiation between NSCN (I-M) and government of India.
Earlier during the wwek, the ripples of the ongoing economic blockade in Manipur were also felt in the national capital, with rival Manipuri and Naga groups staging protests over the tense law-and-order situation in the state that will go to polls in March.
While members of the Delhi Manipuri Society highlighted the “humanitarian crisis” due to the indefinite economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) since November 1, the Naga groups demanded imposition of President’s Rule in the state.