Imphal: The Manipur Legislative Assembly on Friday renewed the earlier House resolution while protecting the integrity of the state amid the ongoing Naga peace talks between the government of India and Naga groups led by the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM).
The House reaffirmed its Resolution 121 adopted on July 23, 2018 and sought amendment of Article 3 of the Indian Constitution by incorporating that prior consent of the state legislatures of the affected states shall be mandatory while forming a new state or changing names of existing states.
The resolution was adopted on the last day of the three-day session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly being held in Imphal.
The House also sought the content of the Framework Agreement signed between the Centre and NSCN-IM on August 3, 2015.
As per the resolution adopted, the House stated that there shall not be any change in the present administrative set up in Manipur. Moreover, the House reiterated not to grant any kind of autonomy to any part of the state as a result of the Framework Agreement leading to resolution of the Naga political issue.
Acknowledging that the Naga issue is an important one for the state, chief minister N Biren Singh also informed that the House has already taken up 12 resolutions on the matter and the same resolutions have been submitted to the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA).
Before adopting the resolution, Congress MLA AK Mirabai took up the Naga issue as a matter of public importance during the zero hour.
The Opposition leader also urged the speaker of the House to extend at least a day of the assembly to discuss and take a resolution on the issues of the Indo-Naga peace talks.