Zeliangrong bodies oppose bifurcation of Zeliangrong areas
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, September 16 2011:
Opposing bifurcation of Zeliangrong areas of Senapati, Churachandpur and Tamenglong districts for the creation of Sadar Hills, ZYF and AZSU during the public hearing held on Thursday reminded the Committee on Re-Organisation of Administrative and Police District Boundary, Manipur their firm stand and clear position of the Zeliangrong people, stated a joint statement of the two Zeliangrong bodies.
"The strong objection of the Zeliangrong people was raised when their contiguous areas was bifurcated for the creation of Sadar Hills Sub-Division in the year 1933 and since then the demand of the Zeliangrong .people to restore their land started by submitting numerous memoranda and representations to the Central Government as well as state government", it stated.
It further stated that, Revenue Secretary had issued directions on December 6, 1989 to the Deputy Commissioners of Senapati, Churachandpur and Tamenglong districts to submit report for fixing district boundaries.
The respective Deputy Commissioners of the Senapati, Churachandpur and Tamenglong districts had already submitted necessary report but the state government failed to fulfill the legitimate demand of the Zeliangrong people till date.
"The delayed in implementation of merger issue of the Zeliangrong areas by the Government of Manipur had also attracted the Union Home Minister who intervened and issued directives to the the Chief Minister of Manipur RK Ranbir to merge Zeliangrong areas into Tamenglong district" it claimed.
The joint statement stated "The opinion of the Zeliangrong people is very clear in this issue and incorporated in the various memoranda and representations already submitted to the Centre as well as state government" .
The release further warned those who are collecting blank letterheads of Zeliangrong and other non Kuki villages in Sadar Hills areas and asked them to stop such act before any undesirable consequence results out of it.
"The Committee holding the public hearing in this issue in particular and the state government in general is informed to treat such documents as bogus and fake documents and if the Committee take any decision based on the such documents submitted by people who are not related to the concern communities will be considered it as pre-meditated and pre-planned one orchestrated by the Committee at the behest of pro Sadar Hills district" it stated.