SDSA queers Sadar Hills pitch, asserts rights of Nagas' over their land
No let up in agitation SHDDC finally gives the nod, talk with Govt today
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, August 07 2011:
The Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) which has been spearheading a protest movement for conversion of Sadar Hills to a full fledged district has agreed to talk with the Government.
Despite the offer of the Chief Minister for dialogue on the issue of Sadar Hills, the SHDDC had resolved not to talk with the Government till August 6 .
An important functionary of the SHDDC informed The Sangai Express that a meeting of the committee was held today and they discussed the Chief Minister's offer for dialogue.
After deliberating on the offer, the meeting resolved to accept the Chief Minister's offer, and talk with the Government tomorrow.
Despite the scheduled talk with the Government, there is no questioning of relaxing the ongoing agitation.
Rather, the agitation would be intensified, the functionary said.
Taking a step further in the ongoing agitation, the SHDDC has also served notice to all Members of Sadar Hills ADC including their Chairman to resign from their post within August 16 .
Meanwhile, a highly placed source informed The Sangai Express that a former candidate in Saitu Assembly Constituency (mis) informed the Government that the movement for upgrading Sadar Hills to a full fledged district was launched with active support of two groups under an agreement with the Govt.
Subsequently, the Chief Minister summoned two important leaders of the particular groups and talked with them yesterday.
The two leaders strongly contended that their parties neither supported nor instigated the movement for Sadar Hills district, conveyed the source.