Manipur insurgents coming together: government

August 9th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) There are reports to suggest that major Meiti insurgent outfits in Manipur are making serious efforts to form a ‘united front’, parliament was told Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran told the Lok Sabha that these groups included the Revolutionary People’s Front/People’s Liberation Army, United National Liberation Front, Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup, People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak, Kangleipak Communist Party/Neyon Faction, PREPARK (VC Faction), PREPAK/Progressive, and United People’s Party of Kangleipak.

The minister said the government had “always shown willingness to enter a dialogue with any group willing to abjure the path of violence and place its demand within the framework of the Indian constitution.

“Certain Kuki insurgent groups have already signed Suspension of Operation agreements with the government,” he added.

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