Meeting held in Dimapur, Nagaland discussed need to build mutual understanding & trust for peaceful co-existence between different ethnic communities, say sources
Imphal: In a coordinating effort in restoring peace and sort out differences on inter-community matters prevailing for long in Manipur, the Coordinating Committee of Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) recently met National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) chief Th Muivah at Camp Hebron in Dimapur and discussed on issues related to peaceful co-existence in the state, said reports.
The 14 members of COCOMI were led by its convener, Sunil Karam. They met the top-brass leaders of the Naga armed group on January 21 in Nagaland which was facilitated by the Tangkhul Naga Foothill Organisation (TNFO), a Manipur-based organisation, the reports said.
Four representatives of TNFO, including its president, Turner Raihing, were also part of the meeting, it said.
According to reports, despite having no formal agenda the meeting discussed the need to build mutual understanding and trust for peaceful co-existence between the different ethnic communities residing in the state.
However, COCOMI still remains firm on its stand and opposes the creation of any ‘territorial council’ or ‘divisive solution’ by the Centre for various communities in Manipur, it said.
COCOMI was created under various civil societies of Manipur at the backdrop of the ongoing Naga peace talks between the Union government of India and NSCN-IM to end the decade long conflict. The group has been spearheading various agitations against any possible outcome from the Naga peace accord which may affect the integrity of the state.
The meeting comes after reports of a truce signed between Kuki National Organisation (KNO) and the Working Committee of Naga National Political Groups (WC NNPGs) to collaborate and resolved to work on differences through the democratic process.
The meeting between the NSCN-IM and COCOMI could also be a turnaround to have a better outcome on the ongoing Naga talks, said observers.