SHDDC reiterates its stand with political leaders in back
We have already done what we can, if people think, further agitation is needed, we can continue: Ngamthang Haokip
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, August 30 2011:
A public meeting of the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) held at Kangpokpi reiterated its stand to intensify its agitation in demand of a full-fledged Sadar Hills district with several public and political leaders backing the committee.
MLA Haokholet Kipgen in his speech advised the state government to declare Sadar Hills a full-fledged district if they want peace and tranquility Manipur.
He said that the issue of Sadar Hills is a genuine and ages old issue which originated even before he started schooling.
Ex Minister Ngamthang Haokip expressed his belief that Nagas residing under the Sadar Hills might be against the demand out to fear from something, but in reality they will surely support the issue.
He further said that Sadar Hills demand will bring peace and harmony among the people living together in Sadar Hills.
He appreciated the womenfolk of Sadar hills for their tireless effort in pressing the government for the cause.
However, he stated, "We have already done what we can, if people think, further agitation is needed, we can continue" .
Thangminlen Kipgen, Chairman HAC also appreciated the women of Sadar Hills for their active participation for the common cause of the people of Sadar Hills.
Ex MP Kim Gangte questioned the reason why the Government of Manipur never paying any attention to rightful demand of its own people, even after so much hardship and sacrificed.
If the state government really care and regard the people's demand, they should personally come and talk with the public and the leaders besides giving their appropriate assurance.
Hatneng Sitlhou, a local women leader of Saparmeina said that after much effort and 3 hunger strikers sent into the jail, the CM still remains as a mute spectator.
"How many CMs of the state have betrayed us by giving fake assurances of 2 months, 3 months and tomorrow etc? We are fed up of all these false assurance" she said.
"If CM is to declare and fulfill our demand, why does not he himself come to give his assurance personally to the people of Sadar Hills and request them to suspend their agitations?", she said.
"Without any concrete and appropriate assurances we will not step back an inch.
While we have already sacrificed our lives for the cause of our demand, we dare to anything that comes our way.
We will go on, we'll continue our till our demand is fulfill" she asserted.
Aneh Chongloi, MDC also asked the reason why people always bring out the matter of a separate Kuki district when it comes to Sadar Hills while the nine districts were not created on such community based issue.