ANSAM sticks to its stand
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, August 27 2011:
All Naga Students' Association (ANSAM) has reaffirmed and stick to its stand that not an inch of Naga area would be bifurcated away with under any circumstances for creation of any new District in Manipur.
According to a press release issued by ANSAM said that the Presidential Council Meeting of the All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (ANSAM) held on 22nd August 2011 at Ukhrul District Hqs resolved to reaffirm and stick to this stand of theirs.
The release further states that to avoid any controversy and unrest in the State, such a demand should be made to rest by the Government by understanding the stand and the sentiments of the Nagas that it would impinge on the ancestral land of the Nagas.
The Council Meeting also reaffirm that the demand for creation of Sadar Hills and Jiribam Districts should be consensus to all the ethnic affinities and communities in Sadar Hills and Jiribam and should be honourable to the Naga People.
The Council Meeting also decided to advice and reminds the state government honour the MoUs signed between the Government of Manipur and the Nagas, with ANSAM in 1981, with NSF in 1992, with ANSAM and UNC in 1996 and with UNC, ANSAM and other Naga Frontal Organisations in 1998 .
The decision of the Government to demarcate the existing boundary before declaring Sadar Hills District as a full fledged District may be welcomed but not by means of demarcating any Naga areas to creation of any new District.
The State Cabinet's decision to constitute a Committee on Reorganisation of Administration and Police District boundary to streamline administration of the State is not welcome by the Nagas.
There is no question of smaller Naga-land or greater Naga-land since the territory of the Nagas is fixed and well demarcated.
Furthermore, Nagas are not against any community or tribe but Nagas will be against any community, tribe or Government who tries to divide the Naga people and grab its land and rule in hegemony over the people and its land, stated the release.
The Association questions the bias attitude of the communal Government of Manipur for imposing 144 CrPC in NH 53 Tamenglong area after a bandh was called by UNC and says that this kind of governance is a sign of communal and inefficient Government, who masterminded all the unrest and propagated law and order situation in the State.
The Association vision no rest in the State and hence appeal to all non - Naga organisations and general public to blame the communal Government of Manipur for the deadlock in the State of Manipur.
The Association also appeals to the state government to immediately withdraw imposing of 144 CrPC in NH 53 Tamenglong area, failing which the Association will take its own course of action and Government will be held responsible for any untoward accident.