Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh has said that the ceasefire with the NSCN (I-M) does not extend in the state, despite the militants’ group claiming to cover all the Naga-inhabited areas of the state.
Singh informed the House about this on Monday while replying to a question raised by MLA Alfred Kanngam Arthur on the last day of the ongoing 12th session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly.
He said that there is no further proposal or consideration for the extension of ceasefire in the state.
The chief minister further said the ongoing Naga peace talks are one of the chronic issues and people have suffered enough while coping with the situation.
“Manipur government wishes to conclude and bring an amicable solution to the ongoing Naga peace talks,” East Mojo quoted Singh as saying.
“We will consult with the stakeholders, including civil society, to understand the desire of the people in bringing a peaceful solution and the government will look into the matter,” Singh told the House.
Earlier, the Manipur government had sought clarification from the Central government on the issue of the Naga insurgent group camps mushrooming in the state.