In a fine move UNC, COCOMI reach an agreement on Lucy killing

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In a fine move UNC, COCOMI reach an agreement on Lucy killing

Imphal: The United Naga Council (UNC) and the Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) have agreed on a mutual agreement regarding the agitation by the Naga community in Manipur over the July 15 killing of M Lucy Marem in Imphal East.
After a long and in-depth discussion on the issue by 31 members of the two institutions in Imphal on Tuesday, the two sides reached an agreement.
Speaking to the media at the Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, UNC President Ng Lorho highlighted that the two institutions brought up several cases regarding the heinous crime and came to a solid conclusion.
He said, “During the discussion, we reached several conclusions, including giving appropriate legal punishments to the culprits involved in the murder, monitoring the proper performance of rituals as per traditional laws, and providing financial support for the education of the victim’s daughter. are,” he said.

In a fine move UNC, COCOMI reach an agreement on Lucy killing
He pointed out that the extrajudicial killing of M Lucy Marem has the potential to create unnecessary communal tension between Nagas and Meiteis in Manipur.
He further informed that the state government had given several assurances and UNC had signed an agreement on the said assurances.
“Regarding the issue, UNC had proposed to announce the future action plan of the Naga community within 48 hours but we have scrapped the announcement after discussions with COCOMI,” he said.
He said that UNC strongly condemns any form of unjustified violence and maintained that COCOMI’s initiative marked the beginning of reconciliation in the matter.
He urged all the people of Naga and Meitei community to make collective efforts to strengthen mutual understanding between the two communities.
“COCOMI has assured to prevent unnecessary inconvenience to passengers and eliminate such incidents in future,” he said.
He further appealed to the people of the state to allow peace to prevail and maintained that peaceful interaction among any community is impossible without first restoring normalcy and peace.
He thus appealed to all people to take this incident as a turning point and move forward with a new perspective.
Meanwhile, COCOMI convener Jeetendra Ningomba said the July 15 unnecessary move that has created tension between the Mete and the Nagas has the potential to take the ongoing conflict in a completely different direction.
“It is time for the people of Manipur to think about the future course of action and deliberate about what should be done and what should not be done,” he said.
He stressed the need for people to strictly adhere to international rules of engagement during conflict.
“The cordial relations that bind the Meiteis and the Nagas will remain strong and the interaction with the UNC members has renewed the communal bond,” he added.

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