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Naga Talks: Protests in Imphal demand Assembly session to discuss Manipur’s integrity
People staged sit-in protests to demand protection of Manipur’s territorial integrity and convening of Assembly session to discuss impact of talks with
Naga militants in Manipur.
Torch rallies were also carried out in Imphal on November 9. The rallies were largely peaceful.
Political parties like Congress and Left have demanded immediate Assembly session to discuss the burning issue.
Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) has asked the government to pressurise the central government to reveal the details of agreement reached between the government and Naga militants.
Congress Legislature Party leader O Ibobi Singh questioned the refusal of the BJP-led government to discuss the issue in the House.
He said this is the time to set aside political differences and work together. He appealed to the government to summon a Special session so that the issue
could be discussed threadbare.
People were apprehensive as large numbers of central forces have been sent to Manipur.
Security was beefed up as people were trying to storm residents of MLAs to demand special session.
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