IMPHAL, Nov 29 - A marathon public convention organised by the Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) here today resolved to oppose any move to create an autonomous territorial council in Manipur on the basis of ethnic lines on account of the ongoing peace process with the NSCN-IM.
The convention was held to decide the future course of action after the meeting between Union Home Minister Amit Shah and an 18-member COCOMI delegation in New Delhi on November 25.
COCOMI, a joint body of major civil society organisations of the State, has been spearheading a widespread public movement to safeguard the State�s interests and territory since last month in connection with the ongoing Naga peace process.
The pubic convention, which was moderated by Prof W Nabakumar (retd), also resolved to continue the ongoing people�s movement to protect Manipur�s unity and integrity.
It further resolved to demand the Government of Manipur to summon a special session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly before December 10, acknowledging the points agreed on, during the discussion with the Union Home Minister.
About 30 representatives of various civil society organisations, including women activists, shared their views in the convention and observed that the issue of ethnic harmony and administrative set-up in the overall interest of the people of Manipur should not be decided by the Government of India or a section of the Manipuri society, but through mutual discussion among various communities residing in the State.