Govt should be extremely cautious in dealing with Sadar hills district issue
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, August 24 2011:
The Naga People's Organization (NPO) considering the increasing tension and enormity of the prevailing situation in regard to Sadar Hills Demand for Districthood, advised the Manipur Government including the Opposition Parties to exercise extreme caution in dealing the issue.
In a press statement released to the media, ML Markson, President, NPO said that "Any political parties cannot take advantage of the issue for their vested political mileage; rather focus on collective and coherent resolution to the conflict which is inflicting the harmony of the State." Worsening the issue, the recent provocative judgment as stated by MPP, NCP, CPI-M, BJP and others without acknowledging the historical facts and sentiments of the Nagas will only continue to damage the communal serenity in the State.
While respecting the opinions and suggestions of the political parties as stated in the local media, the NPO also appeals the political leaders and parties in the Manipur Assembly to maintain extreme sincerity in representing the issue rather than politicizing the issue for elections gains.
While appreciating the idea to streamline the administrative system in the State, NPO, in its statement charge the state government that decision to create artificial boundaries is only an attempt to give away Naga's right over its ancestral land.
Therefore, creating administrative boundaries is as good as bifurcating and direct creation of another District from its parental boundary.
The NPO in its release further states that any illogical and prejudice conclusion of the issue during the coming Manipur Assembly will only escalate the present volatile situation rather than finding solutions.
It also condemns the communal agendas of the State Government to instigate litigious issue between the Nagas and other communities of Manipur.