SHDDC continues stir, Tangkhul Kamtamnao Saklong(TKS) warns
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, August 09 2011:
A massive public meeting was held at Kangpokpi this evening in support of the ongoing demand for the declaration of Sadar Hills district where three lawmakers and several council members of the area joined the people in stepping up pressure on the state government.
Hill Area Committee (HAC) chairman and MLA from Kangpokpi Thangminlen Kipgen, MLA of Saitu, Haokholet Kipgen, MLA of Saikul Doukhomang Khongsai, ADC chairman Sehpu and other members of ADC supported the demand for Sadar Hills district.
This is the first time since the agitation began on August 1 that representatives of the people have come out in open support for demand.
The MLAs and ADC members had reportedly gone to Kangpokpi today for a closed door meeting with leaders of SHDDC.
They shouted pro Sadar Hills district slogans at the public meeting.
A woman who addressed the public meeting said that this time the public leaders must act in a united force and not allow themselves to be bought by extraneous forces.
The participants at the public meeting were mostly women from Saikul, Haipi, Keithelmanbi and Saparmeina who descended at Kangpokpi in hundreds and thousands. In another story, an IRB convoy that was coming from Dimapur in Nagaland loaded with essential commodities was sent back by strike supporters today, transporters body (Transport & Drivers' Council) president H Ranjit told the media that the state home department has assured security to truckers who would leave tomorrow for Jiribam to ferry essential commodities.
Meanwhile, our Ukhrul correspondence, Pamreiso Shimray, reports that the Tangkhul Kamtamnao Saklong (TKS) has strongly condemned the torching of an Imphal bound truck ( NL 01G-2954) from Ukhrul today at Gwaltabi under Ukhrul district.
Speaking to this reporter, the General Secretary of KTS, Mahirah Raihing said that the agitation of blockade supporters demanding for a separate district hood of Sadar hills has reached Ukhrul district without any knowledge of the Tangkhul community in general and TKS in particular.
TKS will not take this act lightly.
He further said that TKS will give SHDDC a reply in complete totality.