Nagas in Saikul subdivision oppose Sadar Hills demand
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network
Imphal, September 16 2011:
The Saikul Area Naga People's Organisation (SANPO) said it strongly opposes the creation of Sadar Hills district by bifurcating the existing Senapati district.
In a memorandum submitted to the chairman the Committee on Re-Organisation of Administrative and Police Boundaries (CRA & PB), the SANPO said there are 44 Naga villages in Saikul subdivision.
It alleged that the demand for the Sadar Hills districthood is the interest of a single community.
The Zeliangrongs, the Thangals, the Marings, the Tangkhuls etc.
inhabiting in the 'so called' Sadar Hills are against the formation of the Sadar Hills district, the SANPO said.
In the representation, the SANPO also alleged that Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) never consulted nor sought the opinion of the Zeliangrongs, the Thangals, the Tangkhuls and the Marings inhabiting in the 'so called' Sadar Hills area.
"Demand for Sadar Hills district is never a consensus one", said the SANPO.
The Naga body then suggested that the CRA & PB should minutely consult with the Naga people of Saikul subdivision in the mapping process of the administrative and police boundaries.