‘Disclose framework agreement’
Newmai News Network
IMPHAL | Feb 16
The All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) continued its campaign demanding disclosure of the details of the ‘Framework Agreement’ signed between the NSCN-IM and the government of India on August 3, 2015.
The campaign under the theme “Protection of historical and political Identity of Manipur” was carried out at Singjamei and Konung Mamang in Imphal today.
The powerful valley-based student organisation is concerned that the pact signed could hurt the interest of the multi-ethnic Manipur.
I may be mentioned that with the signing of the agreement, the Centre and the Naga outfit hope to end the oldest insurgency in the country, but certain civil society groups, especially in the valley districts have been demanding that the details and execution plan of the agreement be disclosed and place it in the public domain before a final deal is done between the two parties.
On the other hand the NSCN (IM) has maintained that their political issue is not a demand but a birth right of the Nagas. The Framework Agreement has given a glimmer of hope for the vexed Naga political problem.
AMSU launched the campaign on February 15 at Khwairamband Keithel, Imphal by spreading message to the public through leaflets and wall posters.
The union general secretary Manjit Sarangthem at the launch day had demanded that the Centre disclose the details of the peace Naga peace accord. He also demanded that the government of India assure the people of Manipur that the pact has no any potential to hurt the interest of the state.
AMSU president Subhachandra Sanasam questioned the Centre if the Framework Agreement has a hidden agenda to distort the territorial integrity of Manipur.
“The Centre should divulge the details of the agreement before the scheduled Manipur assembly election takes place,” he further demanded.