'Nagas will not cede land to any communities'
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, August 12 2011:
The SPF Government should hold proper consultations with the Nagas in the matter of Sadar Hills, said a press release issued by the Naga Students' Union, Chandel today.
The Union cautioned the state government that the Naga Students' Union and the the Nagas as a whole is strongly opposed to the divide policy of the Government.
The Union in a meeting held on August 10 last at Chandel district Headquarter discussed in detail about the issue of Sadar Hills.
The four hills districts of Chandel, Ukhrul,Tamenglong and Senapati are Naga dominated and full fledged Naga districts statistically and any organization or group or Government authority should not forfeit, annex, exploit, suppress and demean the rightful owners of these Naga areas.
The inhabitants of these areas have Nagas as the majority.
This is clearly indicated by facts and the Nagas will not give a piece of land to any other communities without the consent of the land owners who are the Nagas.
Specially the district of Senapati where Sadar Hills is located, the NSUC press release mentioned.
The NSUC does not have have any intention to sabotage the aspiration of loving Kuki brothers and sisters but stands against the bifurcation of Senapati District or any other land inhabited by Nagas adds the release.
The NSUC stands firm in supporting the decision and will of ANSAM and UNC and it will always step together as one people as bonifide Naga citizens.
The SPF Government should not sideline and keep silent and mute to the voices of the Naga people and seriously consider the opposition of Nagas in respect to the Sadar Hills issue.
The breaking issue of Sadar Hills is purely a divide and rule policy of the SPF Government meant to sabotage the relationship between Nagas and Kukis the press release said.
The Union meeting also expelled the organizations of Pallel and Komlathabi area Tribal Students' Union for acting with vested interest, the press release added.