SANPO against bifurcating Senapati
Source: The Sangai Express / Addie Chiphang
Ukhrul, September 16 2011:
Objecting to re-mapping of the existing boundaries of Senapati district, Saikul Area Naga People's Organisation (SANPO) has submitted a memorandum to the Chairman of Committee on Re-organisation of Administrative and Police District Boundaries.
Signed jointly by its president Chance Raikhan and secretary Bliss Shinglai, the SANPO memorandum pointed out that there are 44 Naga villages in Saikul Sub-division of Senapati district which fall under Sadar hills and all these Naga villages are strongly opposed to creation of Sadar Hills district by bifurcating Senapati district.
The memorandum contended that the demand for Sadar hill districthood is the interest of a single community, and so it is totally against the wishes and desires of other communities, more particularly, Zeliangrongs, Thangals, Marings, Tangkhuls etc, inhabiting Sadar Hills.
Moreover, the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) has never consulted nor sought the opinion from other communities over the formation of Sadar hills district.
So, there has never been any consensus over the demand, the SANPO memorandum observed.
Nevertheless, if amicable elucidation is essential, the Committee on Re-organisation of Administrative and Police District Boundaries should minutely consult with the Naga people of Saikul sub-division before initiating any remapping process.
Under no circumstances the Naga villagers of Saikul Sub-division be included in the formation of Sadar Hills district.
In the event of acting to the contrary, all the Naga villages under Saikul sub-division would merge with Ukhrul district, the SANPO memorandum declared.