AITSA, AMESCO appeals to withdraw economic blockades
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, October 01 2011:
The All India Tribal Students' Association (AITSA) an organization based in New Delhi fighting for the noble cause of the tribals and Northeast people for the last 16 years, appealed to the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) and the United Naga Council (UNC) to withdraw the imposition of indefinite economic blockades in their respective areas of strong hold immediately.
The culture of resorting to extreme means of flexing muscle amongst the tribals of Manipur has been seriously affecting the basic livelihood of the common people in the past and present, stated a press release of AITSA signed by its secretary Raju Deuri today.
"K Zou, social activist and President of the Association stated that the narrow divisive ideologies and temporary vested interest has completely made a mockery of the legitimate rights of the tribals of Manipur.
The fictitious creation of Tribal University, state reservation policies and systematic alienation of the tribals in various fields can be reasonably resolved amicably with the government and the civil societies" it stated.
The association will also be forming its Manipur Branch in the near future and Wilson Gondaimei, Vice President of the Association will be coordinating Research Scholar and committed tribal youth for the formation of Manipur branch of the Association.
This will be followed by organizing a Seminar-Discussion on "Peaceful Co-existence through Reasonable Distribution of State Resource in Manipur" in the last week of October in Manipur as a follow up of the last seminar held at G.M Hall in October 2010, it added.
Meanwhile, the All Manipur Ethnical Socio Cultural Organisation (AMESCO) has also appealed to SHDDC and UNC to withdraw their indefinite economic blockades on the National Highways while keeping in view of the upcoming religious and traditional festivals like Mera Houchongba, Ningol Chakkouba, Kut and Christmas which begin from mid of October to December end.