Do not touch our land : SDSA
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, August 07 2011:
The Senapati District Students' Association (SDSA) has strongly condemned the State Government for the utter failure to tackle the volatile situation prevailing in Senapati district in connection with the demand for Sadar Hills district.
Making its stand clear on any design to create Sadar Hills district by carving out areas from the existing Senapati district, the student body in a statement issued today cautioned against the creation of any district at the expense of the Nagas' rights over its own historical land and added that it would trigger 'collateral' confrontation among the co-existing tribal people.
SDSA said, "Not opposing people's aspiration for development and separate administration, the SDSA advises meaningful resolution rather than violent and partial judgment" .
The student body also condoled the deceased persons who were killed in an accident on August 2 at Kanglatongbi.
Sharing the grief and pain of the bereaved family members of Yaireiphi Lungleng and two other persons, SDSA demanded ex-gratia for the deceased persons.
Speaking out its mind, SDSA said that destroying and stoning ambulances and not allowing funeral services are highly inhuman nature of the blockade supporters.
Saying that bandh supporters did not even spare vehicles ferrying students, patients, stranded passengers, examination personnel SDSA demanded SHDDC to seriously look into the matter related to humanitarian issues during the bandh.
SDSA expressed serious resentment over the incident wherein some bandh supporters came on two-wheelers on August 4 midnight to Senapati district Hqs, near the District Hospital and attacked private vehicles and stoned some trucks parked along the highway.
Such act of disrupting the peaceful environment outside the bandh jurisdiction would not be accepted but would be met effectively, it added.
Conceding to the demand of SHDDC without consulting the Nagas would create serious problems to communal harmony and the State Government must be responsible for any violent consequences, warned the student body.
Striking a similar stand, the All Naga Students' Association, Manipur had earlier stated that Sadar Hills district should not be created without consulting the Nagas.