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SoO Process Marches On, Positive Response To Dialogue Proposal

IMPHAL, Sep 23: Inaugurating a designated camp of KNF formally at Natheljang along Koubru Range of Sadar Hills in Senapati district today, Chief Secretary DS Poonia has informed that political leaders have given positive feedbacks to the suggestions for initiating political dialogues with the Kuki UG groups which are signatories of Suspension of Operation (SoO).

Speaking at the occasion, DS Poonia described the inauguration of the designated camp of KNF as historic and said that there has been considerable progress in the tripartite talks involving the Centre, the State Government and the Kuki UG groups under the umbrella bodies of UPF and KNO since it came into effect from August 2008.

Observing that formation of Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) has served its purpose effectively, the Chief Secretary, who is also the chairman of the Joint Monitoring Group (JMG), said that it helps in establishing communication link with the UG groups to understand their likes and dislikes as well as in preventing these groups from violating the laid down ground rules of SoO.

Informing that the next round of the tripartite talks would be held at New Delhi on September 29, the Chief Secretary disclosed that the talks would be participated by representatives of UPF, KNO, Union Ministry of Home Affairs and State Government and it would discuss the extension of SoO period. The Chief Secretary also informed that political leaders have been apprised to initiate political dialogue with the SoO signatory UG groups and the leaders are quite satisfied with the progress so far.

It may be noted here that in all 18 Kuki UG groups under the UPF and KNO have become signatories to SoO. The Camp Ebenezer of KNF which was inaugurated formally today is among 10 designated camps of SoO signatory Kuki UG groups to be set up. 147 KNF cadres will be staying in Camp Ebenezer and their weapons numbering 49 have already been kept under double-lock in the camp.

Leaders of Kuki social organizations, SP of Senapati district, local MLA, ex-MLAs and representatives of KNO and UPF were also present at the inaugural function marked by presentation of cultural dances by KNF cadres. At the occasion, the Chief Secretary handed over the sanction order for construction of a community hall inside the camp premise. He also announced that MDS would be taking up necessary construction work for supplying potable water and installation of solar energy lamps in all the designated camps.

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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