New Delhi, February 4: Taking a serious note on the prevailing unrest in the state of Manipur, United Naga Council along with State government and Home Ministry met on Friday to discuss the solutions over it. There has been substantial progress in this four month long economic blockade, said Home Ministry.
The Home Ministry said that “the issue of creation of 7 new districts and the ongoing economic blockade was discussed in a tripartite meeting today at New Delhi between UNC, Government of Manipur and Government of India. There was substantial progress on the issue in the talks. A few points needed further discussions at their organisation level.” United Naga Council has agreed to end the blockade.
Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary for Home Ministry said that “substantial progress has been made on the issues of economic blockade and creation of new districts. Some issues need more discussion at the organisation level and both the Manipur government and UNC have asked for time. We will meet again on February 7.”
UNC president Gaidon Kamei and the Council’s information secretary Sangkhel Stephen were present in the meeting.
After the announcement was made to create news seven districts people belonging to Naga council imposed the economic blockade on NH-2 and NH-37 which are the essential for serving commodities to state. Due to the imposition of blockade the normal life has affected.The ministry of home affairs has been making repeated efforts to find a way to tackle the issue of economic blockade which is imposed by the United Naga Council since November.