ZUF reiterates stand on Sadar Hills & Jiribam district formation
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, December 01 2016:
The Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) has reiterated its stand against the creation of Sadar Hills and Jiribam districts today.
The ZUF in statement said creation of new districts is welcomed step but the move must not hurt the sentiment of the people and disintegrate the ancestral territory of other community.
The demarcation land without the consent of the indigenous settlers would result in social disharmony, the ZUF warned.
The present imbroglio is due to the high-handedness of the Congress led Government of Manipur, the ZUF said adding that the Government made the move to create Sadar Hills and Jiribam district to gain political mileage in the forthcoming Assembly elections. The union has appealed to all the tribal leaders and civil organizations to give the State Government a befitting lesson for undermining the tribal rights.
The ZUF further warned all the Zeliangrong MLAs/politicians who gave their consent for the creation of Sadar Hills and Jiribam district and the three Anti-tribal Bills to withdraw their signature(s) immediately.
If not, the MLAs/politician must stop venturing in to Zeliangrong areas or get involve in electioneering process.
"Whosoever defies our appeal will be dealing with strong, appropriate, actions.
We are also bound to check the movement of cohorts of MLAs/politicians who are covertly working for their success", the ZUF statement said.