Decision on Sadar Hills stir soon
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, September 01 2011:
A decision on the ongoing agitation for granting district status to Sadar Hills would be adopted after a consultation between SHDDC leaders and Sadar Hills people within the next three days.
Addressing a joint press meet of SHDDC and UCM at Kangpokpi today, SHDDC president Ngamkhohao Haokip appreciated the UCM's initiative to come all the way to Kangpokpi to discuss the Sadar Hills issue.
Saying that the SHDDC has studied the resolutions adopted at the UCM sponsored leaders' meet, Ngamkhohao reiterated that the issue of upgrading Sadar Hills to a full fledged district is for all and not for any particular community.
Welcoming the support extended by UCM, which is the first from among civil organisations, Ngamkhohao said that they would consider the resolutions adopted at the leaders' meet.
An open and thorough discussion would also be held to remove all misunderstandings so as to bring peace in Manipur.
He said that a decision would be adopted with regard to the ongoing agitation in consultation with Sadar Hills people within the next three days.
UCM president Y Dilipkumar said that the leaders meet adopted a resolution which stated that the high level committee constituted by the Government for re-organisation of districts should include representatives of civil societies and publish its report for public review within two months.
"The UCM feels that the Sadar Hills district demand is justified and that the Government ought to fulfil it", Dilipkumar stated.
The UCM functionaries also visited Haokam Kipgen (44) who has been on hunger strike in support of the Sadar Hills district demand.
They also visited another team of hunger strikers at Sapermaina.
Saying that the matter would be put off once again if the election code of conduct comes into force, the UCM leaders maintained that the Government should reveal the progress made by the re-organisation committee in the next two months.
The joint press meet was also attended by Universal Mothers' Organisation president N Sorojini and Kuki Mother's Union president Rose Mangshi.