New Delhi: The Centre today asked the United
Naga Council not to resort to an economic blockade of Manipur
and participate in the next round of talks.
In a statement, the Home Ministry said due to blockades
common people in Manipur were facing hardship.
The government has seen the press statement issued by
the United Naga Council, Senapati, Manipur, whereby it has
taken a decision to resume the economic blockade, it said.
A round-table meeting under the chairmanship of Manipur
Chief Minister Ibobi Singh was organised today to discuss
matters relating to Autonomous District Councils in Manipur,
which was attended by representatives of various Central
The next round of talks would be convened shortly, the
Meanwhile, the Centre has decided to extend the
Suspension of Operations Agreement with United People`s
Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) in Assam for a further six months
up to January 31, 2011.
Tripartite talks on the demands of UPDS are continuing.