Mnp govt seeks addl security ahead of Oct 31

Correspondent IMPHAL, Oct 27 | Publish Date: 10/27/2019 12:16:11 PM IST

 COCOMI launches third phase of public alert campaign

Manipur government has sought additional Central security force amidst the unabated public alert campaigns on Naga peace talks across the valley areas of the state.
The state government had already put on alert the police and state security forces ever since people staged widespread  demonstrations after Naga peace talk interlocutor hinted at granting autonomy to Nagas in Manipur and Arunachal while setting October 31 deadline to wind up the process for peace talks with NSCN(IM) with an agreement.
There were apprehensions of maintenance of the law and order in the wake of entering the final agreement between GoI and Naga rebel groups as people of the state would oppose any clause to pave the way for distortion of Manipur integrity included.
Besides the state police and security forces, the state government has already called out Central forces like CRPF to assist the police in the maintenance of law and order.
A good number of Central paramilitary force personnel were seen deployed at almost all the important installations, government establishments and sensitive areas across the capital city and its outskirt in the last few days.
Apart from the Central security forces currently deployed in the state, the state government has sought additional force from the Union ministry of home affairs.
Following a request, the Centre has agreed to send 15 additional companies of paramilitary force from the neighbouring Assam  and the state government was arranging vehicles to transport the security personnel, the source disclosed.
The source further said that above the available police and security personnel on duty, the state home department also kept around 1500 personnel of Manipur Rifles and IRB on reserved in case of any eventuality.
On the other hand, amidst gaining momentum of  widespread public alert meeting and torch rallies carried out  in the last few days, leaderships of Co-ordinating Committee on  Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) have also started holding street corner meetings from today to make the public  aware on the possible fallout of the Naga peace talks.
COCOMI is also planning to stage a demonstration in  New Delhi on October 30 along with Manipuri Students’ Association, Delhi (MASAD). 
The demonstration will be staged at Jantra Mantar from 2pm to 4pm on October 30 under the theme “Demonstration for Peace in Manipur”, the COCOMI revealed on Sunday.s
On the other hand, All Manipur Muslim Organisations Coordinating Committee (AMMOCOC) today submitted a memorandum to the state chief minister urging him to convey the Centre not to indulge in any act that will distort the integrity of Manipur.
Talking to reporters after submitting the memorandum, AMMOCOC president SM Jalal said that they were going to submit similar memorandums to the state Governor and Prime Minister of India in the coming days.
AMMOCOC reiterated its firm stand for the protection of Manipur’s integrity while reminding that Pangals (Manipuri Muslims) always stand for the unity and integrity of the state in the memorandum.
“Pangals stand firmly against the notion of Manipur, a piece of cake as a bargain able entity between different parties which the people of Manipur are not a part of,” it asserted.
The memorandum then added that any kind of arrangement should be within the premises of the collective aspiration and interest of the people of Manipur.
It added that Pangals were not against any political demand brought up by any community in Manipur that doesn’t threaten the harmonious co-existence.
While reiterating that Manipur’s territorial integrity cannot be compromised by any settlement arising out of Framework Agreement of 2015 or resolution of the Naga issue, AMMOCOC demanded that the Indian government should involve all the concern stakeholders in the dialogue for anything that is related to Manipur.

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