In riot-hit Manipur Naga leaders under UNC discuss ethnic clashes

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In riot-hit Manipur Naga leaders under UNC discuss ethnic clashes

Imphal: The United Naga Council (UNC) on Tuesday held a consultative meeting with Naga leaders from Manipur amid the ongoing ethnic clashes in the state that have caused loss of lives and property.

According to reliable sources, around 300 Naga leaders including intellectuals and representatives of various civil society organizations and stakeholders gathered at the TNK hall at Tahamzam in Senapati district on Tuesday.
During the brainstorming session, Naga leaders from various walks of life shared their views and discussed the current law and order situation in the state.

Sources said that though the consultative meeting was held regarding current state affairs, no concrete solution or resolution was taken by the members presented.

Sources said the final decision will be taken during the UNC presidential meeting, which is expected to be held soon.
Meanwhile, a nine-member peace committee has been formed under the UNC to initiate and maintain peace in the state amid ethnic and communal violence.

The team will be led by former Vice President of Naga Hoho and former President of UNC G Gaingam. The team members also include four former presidents of UNC and four current presidents of Naga higher institutions of Ukhrul, Chandel, Senapati and Tamenglong.
According to former UNC president and co-convenor of peace committee Kho Jan, the team met the Coordinating Committee of Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) on May 10 and briefed the Valley-based apex body to restore peace in the state. What is it.
The former UNC president said that whatever happened was very unfortunate but going forward there should be dialogue between the two sides and mutual understanding should be reached to normalize the situation in the state as soon as possible.

He further informed that the team also met Governor of Manipur Sushri Anusuiya Uikey and Security Adviser to Manipur Government Kuldiep Singh and asked them to deploy central security forces especially in national highways and vulnerable areas like foothills and border areas. Appealed to do so two communities.

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