G K Pillai to visit state on Oct 18
Imphal, October 14: Union Home Secretary G K Pillai will touch down in Manipur on October 18 to take stock of recent developments of decadence and hope in the State. According to an official source, G K Pillai’s itinerary will consist of attending a development seminar at Hotel Classic in Imphal which will be organized by Government of Manipur aided by Department of North East Region (DONER). The seminar will delve on issue of development deficit faced by the State following unbridled stifling of naional highways while putting the people to abject hardship.
The official source, without confirming, also said that it is highly likely that the visiting Union Home Secretary will take a trip to the designated Kuki National Front’s (KNF) Ebenezer Camp at Natheljang, Sadar Hills, to inspect the arms that was deposited and locked up in a strong room following the tripartite Suspension of Operations (SoO) signed between Kuki rebel groups, the Union Government and Manipur Government.
The visit is expected to set the tone for further negotiation between the signatories of the pact as it is projected by official source as an attempt to ascertain if the Kuki rebel group which is among the signatories to the pact has been maintaining the sanctity of SoO. Significantly, G K Pillai has visited Camp Ebenezer sometime in November/December 2009.