TODAY -

ZCOs demand revocation of speaker's order on HAC membership
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, September 05 2021: Zeliangrong Civil Organisations (ZCOs) including Zeliangrong Baudi, Zeliangrong Youth Front and Zeliangrong Students' Union have strongly denounced the impugned order of the speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly issued on September 1 inducting eight MLAs of valley assembly constituencies as members of HAC.

The order was not only bereft of legal justification and simultaneously superseded the President's order of 1972 but also clearly reflected the ill motive of government's attempt to infringe upon the constitutional safeguard and protection enshrined in the Constitution of India for the hills people, a statement of ZCOs said.

It also recalled that the then President of India VV Giri issued an order in 1972 clearly mentioning that the chief minister and the speaker shall not be members of HAC.

The constitution of HAC under the Article 371C was enacted by an Act of Parliament and the same was issued under the executive order of the President of India.

So far, neither the Parliament has amended the Article 371C nor the President issued any executive order replacing the said Act.

Therefore, the speaker who is not the member of the HAC but issuing order inducting eight MLAs at will into HAC is a clear case of undue interference, arbitrary, infringement and an act of dictatorship, which deserves serious penalty.

Indeed, the speaker is the custodian of the democratic institution likeManipur Legislative Assembly and it the bounden duty of the speaker to uphold the functioning of the legislature and other statutory bodies related with the Manipur Legislative Assembly and to fulfil the constitutional obligations of those statutory bodies too.

The ZCOs, however, hailed those 'responsible and sensible MLAs' who have withdrawn their membership from the HAC fully knowing the legal invalidity.

The withdrawal of MLAs on the very next day shows the speaker's order was neither acceptable nor legally tenable.

The secretary of Manipur Legislative Assembly secretariat on sensing the disastrous consequences of the order on September 4 'kept in abeyance' the September 1 order, which is nothing but a time buying tactics not acceptable to the hills people of Manipur.

The demand of the hills people is for complete withdrawal of that impugned order, it said.

The people of the entire state were hopeful that the new BJP-led government may usher peace and harmony in the state when it came to power.

But without completion of even one full term, the government under the leadership of N Biren resorted to policies which have hurt the sentiment and interest of the people particularly the hills.

Manipur is a state of plural societies, therefore, any political party or political leaders trying to stir up the sentiment and attempt to consolidate the interest of a single community in order to overshadow the interest and ignore the sentiment of other communities will be a disastrous and futile exercise which would be detrimental to peaceful co-existence.

The ZCOs then urged the speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly to strictly adhere to the rules of law and the Government of Manipur to realize that its priority is to bring development and progress with trust and confidence among the citizens.

The ZCOs also appealed to the Governor, who is the guardian of the Constitution, to intervene into the matter and ensure that such unacceptable and legally untenable order is never issued in future.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




HEADLINES - 06, SEP 2021
  • Noney reports disturbing TPR of 32.3 pc
  • State observes Teachers' Day ; 9 teachers conferred State Teachers' Award
  • Erratic monsoon poses stiff challenges to farmers
  • ATSUM submits memorandum on HAC membership controversy, RPZI resents
  • Thoubal police arrest three drug peddlers
  • STDCM reacts to opposition against ST status
  • Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: Lt Gen PC Nair flags off 'Freedom cycle rally'
  • Teachers' Day celebrated across the State
  • Teachers have a major role to play in shaping a better future: L Rameshwor
  • Former MP seeks Governor's intervention on Hill Areas Committee row
  • COVID-19 poster campaign launched
  • Saplings planted under 'Shanghanlashi Iramdam' mission
  • 'BJP will come back to power in upcoming State Assembly election'
  • CM Biren Singh honours DBC Maram Principal
  • Urea fertilizers provided to farmers of Patsoi AC
  • Non-SoO KNF calls total shutdown on Kuki Black Day
  • PTFC questions Govt's preparedness over likely third wave of Covid pandemic
  • Body found
  • MHRC issues proceeding order for separate 'Consumer Redressal Commission'
  • Tree plantation drive held
  • PANDM lauds Food Safety Administration
  • Nemcha Kipgen reaches out to Children Home at Taloulong
  • NH 37 bandh
  • HSA, KSO declares non-cooperation with GoM
  • Two die, 322 newly infected; Noney sees 32 pc TPR
  • 'No diversion of funds from hill areas'
  • ATSUM sees red over HAC induction
  • Teachers' Day celebrated, 9 awarded
  • ST status for Meetei will bring unity, integrity: STDCM
  • TNWL threatens to boycott Govt
  • PTFC-19 doubts state's preparedness to face 3rd Wave
  • MLA Rameshwar urges public to defeat sectarian elements
  • BJP ex-MLA M Bhorot dubs Congress party as pseudo-secularist
  • KMF announces total shutdown on Sent 13
  • Lilong MLA Antas Khan resumes public discussion
  • NH-37 indefinite bandh from Sept 7 midnight
  • Teachers' Day celebrated, school renovated
  • PANDM lauds FSA for seizing tobacco products
  • CM's Green Manipur Mission launched at Lamjao
  • Medical kits distributed to villagers
  • Govt to launch 'Go To Hills 2.0' today
  • 13 news cases detected, 354 jabbed in Bishnupur
  • SBI Kakching honours teachers
  • Ex-MLA's wife to donate husband's pension
  • Tree saplings planted at Eco Park
  • Student bodies declare 'non-cooperation' to government
  • MLA Nemcha reaches out to kids in distress
  • Letpao inaugurates extended ward of Christian Hospital
  • Ex-MLA vows to address urea shortage
  • LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Bora Festival 2022 #1 :: Gallery
  • Wetlands : Nature's kidneys
  • COVID-19 Status 05 Feb : Govt of Manipur
  • Congratulation to Nampibou Marinmai
  • January- Cervical cancer awareness month
  • Nagaland Election : 6 tickets for 2nd phase
  • CSE (Preliminary) 2023
  • COVID-19 : Impact in Manipur :: News Timeline
  • Ukhrul MLA's farmer welfare project
  • No rain, no water in Imphal river
  • My Memories of Imphal #9 : Download
  • World Cancer Day at Imphal
  • COVID-19 Status 04 Feb : Govt of Manipur
  • 'Bihari parties' in Nagaland election
  • Love for Unity :: Poem
  • Mental Health & Social Policy at Meghalaya
  • Couch surfing !
  • Manipur Fashion Extravaganza #5 :: Gallery
  • World Wetland Day @Keibul Lamjao: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 03 Feb : Govt of Manipur
  • Wild Edible Fleshy Fungi :: Book Review
  • World Wetlands Day at Keibul Lamjao
  • Cramps in legs and feet: What to do ?
  • Challenge for state in meeting JMM objective
  • Drug menace & the HIV reality
  • 74th Republic Day @ Kangla #2 :: Gallery
  • Chinese New Year @Bangkok 2023 :: Gallery
  • It's time for Wetlands restoration
  • Popularization of Science at Chandel
  • Aqua-based IFS model : Options
  • Want fabulous skin this Winter ?
  • Local contractor paying high price for past
  • Take the War on Drugs beyond
  • Sangai Fest: Anal Dance :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 01 Feb : Govt of Manipur
  • International Bioresource Conclave
  • Chanchui Khayi wins Mega Miss NE 2022
  • Happiness :: Poem
  • Indispensable e-Governance but
  • Mass movement must to preserve forests
  • Reaching out to the interiors
  • Singcha Wuya Won @ Kamjong :: Gallery
  • 4 (Manipur) Battalion the Assam Rifles
  • COVID-19 Status 31 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Hazardous chemical contaminants in fishes
  • YouTube as a Career Choice
  • Indo-Naga Talks (2012-) :: News Timeline
  • My belated New Year resolution
  • Healthcare inadequacy hallmark of rural area
  • Incursion from across border
  • Puya Awareness / Exhibition :: Gallery
  • February Calendar for Year 2023 : Tools
  • COVID-19 Status 30 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Dealing with peer pressure: Tips for student
  • The inspiration to choose right
  • Sholas of Ootacamund
  • Critical analysis of reservation system
  • Manipur favourite destination for refugees
  • Disturbing call from Lamlongei
  • 74th Republic Day @ Kangla #1 :: Gallery
  • Whither women's reproductive health in Asia
  • COVID-19 Status 29 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Primary Health Center (PHC) at Tamei
  • Center Manager @ Imphal
  • IT Advance Trainer @ Imphal
  • Mealybugs & their biological control in NE
  • Namesake varsities exploiting education
  • Already 30 days into 2023
  • My Memories of Imphal #8 : Download
  • MaolKeki Foundation celebrates 5th Anniv
  • COVID-19 Status 28 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • As a war rages...
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose #2
  • Wakhal Eronba (Leela) #2 :: Gallery
  • Echoes of Higher Education in Manipur
  • COVID-19 Status 27 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • National Tourism Day 2023
  • Multi-State Cooperative Seed Society
  • The Mute Tree :: Poem
  • Artificial Intelligence Weapons, World at risk
  • Axe falls on 5 as anti-drug drive intensifies
  • Imphal-Ukhrul road stretch
  • Barak Festival & Dam Plans: Contradictions
  • Sangai Fest: Thang Ta :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 26 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Metamorphosis: 2023, Naga CM not need ...
  • History of Diabetes
  • Green Chemistry, for a sustainable world #2
  • Mr Imphal East Body Building :: Gallery
  • Taibang Keithel (2018) :: Review
  • Seiboi Singsit: Top achiever in Forest Dept
  • A Legal Discussion on "Frontier Nagaland"
  • Netaji & Dattatreya Hosabale
  • Thirukkural, the universal scripture
  • Perennial boundary row
  • Growing traffic congestion in Imphal
  • Support of all essential to win war on drugs
  • NH-102, part of Indo-Burma Road :: Gallery
  • Transforming education for Govt schools
  • COVID-19 Status 24 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Crying foul of officials of Forest Dept
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose #1
  • Fish stock manipulation techniques #2
  • Workplace mental health matters
  • Education : Outside Manipur, why ?
  • Hand over case to CBI demand
  • Ibudhou Thangjing Lai Haraoba #7 :: Gallery
  • Swiss Artist in Manipur
  • Deepika Mayanglambam: Netaji Bose Award
  • COVID-19 Status 23 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Yes to: "Nagas Are Moving Ahead"
  • 4th Plenary Session of World Meetei Council
  • Tips for preventing cold weather acne
  • No time for verbal spat over drug issue
  • Louroi Festival @ Khurai #2 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 22 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Green Chemistry, for a sustainable world #1
  • Avatar of God :: Poem
  • ABHM appoints President for Northeast
  • A journey towards knowing ourselves
  • Follow up action - dismissal from service
  • More than half a century of Statehood
  • My Memories of Imphal #7 : Download
  • Tanthapolis Cinema at Sanakeithel
  • Nagas are moving ahead : A Commentary
  • COVID-19 Status 21 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Vermi with aquaculture for farmer's income
  • The shameful game behind the games
  • Sangai Fest: Basanta Raas #1 :: Gallery
  • My fear for Manipuri Khorirol
  • COVID-19 Status 20 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • 50 years of NS films to be observed
  • Time to use election to defeat Status quoists
  • Courage Begets Crown :: Poem
  • RSS, Mohan Bhagwat's mind
  • Healthcare sector in hills on Govt radar
  • Bringing home the spirit of the WC
  • Tributes to Oja Naba Wareppa :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 19 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Mishti Doi : Kolkata Diary
  • Fish stock manipulation techniques #1
  • Vibrant border villages: A 'game changer'
  • Keep your hands soft and smooth this winter
  • Success tale of Phalee village
  • Drugs and poppy in dry Manipur
  • Fish Fair @Hapta Kangjeibung #2 :: Gallery
  • The Sangai Film Festival, 2022
  • COVID-19 Status 18 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Missionaries left enduring righteousness
  • Transaction of budget & financial business
  • Reliance Foundation Youth Sports concluded
  • Improved highways perilous for rule resisters
  • An unlikely ally for ATSUM
  • Nupilan & its impact in Manipuri society
  • Romi Meitei's Eikhoigi Yum :: Review
  • COVID-19 Status 17 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Selected Screen Projects for Screen Lab
  • Moirang & Port Blair in freedom struggle #2
  • National Lok Adalat at Lamphelpat
  • 33rd Phek Area Sports Association Meet
  • Indian Army as a career choice
  • Multiple hurdles in battling drug menace
  • A process dating back to 1997
  • Louroi Festival @ Khurai #1 :: Gallery
  • South East Asian in performing art
  • COVID-19 Status 16 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • BINER 2.0 @Manipur Tech Innovation hub
  • Frontier Nagaland- Marching toward Solution
  • Are our life predetermined by a higher power
  • The 108 Divya Desam Temples
  • Water crisis here to stay
  • Beyond arresting the 5 cops
  • 29th Imphal Book Fair Jan 15 2023 :: Gallery
  • 'Yumpham yaodaba / khudam leitaba wafamni'
  • Capacity Building program at Moreh
  • Health Technology : Can it solve health issues
  • A Sternly Life :: Poem
  • Sukrunye, festival of Chakhesang at Phek
  • Empowering through sex education #2
  • 'War on drugs' campaign winnable...
  • Second edition of the War on Drugs
  • My Memories of Imphal #6 : Download
  • Huidrom Nageshwar: Expedition to Antarctica
  • NNPG and NSCN joint statement
  • COVID-19 Status 14 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • The Village Playground :: Poem
  • Diabetes treatment beyond medications
  • TN CM Stalin out to prove good politics...
  • Yaoshang Thabal competition #3 :: Gallery
  • 'Champions of Film Heritage Award'
  • COVID-19 Status 13 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • BIG grant, Ideation to Proof of concept
  • Amit Shah poses teasers for Naga leaders
  • State delimitation & gerrymandering
  • Nail care in Winters
  • Half-hearted upgrade of DM University
  • Prohibition lifted, now what ?
  • Imoinu Erat Thouni #2 :: Gallery
  • Around the famous Loktak Lake!
  • Moirang & Port Blair in freedom struggle #1
  • COVID-19 Status 12 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • NE India Launchpad 2.0 program
  • L Tonthoi: Best Female Actor @ GIFC
  • World Climate 2022, an overview
  • Drying up of Singda dam water fallout...
  • Shiv Sena: Hitting the right button
  • Nupilal Ningshing Lamjel #4 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 11 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Frontier Nagaland Movement- a better world
  • An introduction to Manipuri Vaishnavism #2
  • Buried Deep :: Poem
  • Empowering through sex education #1
  • Robert Memorial Badminton at Senapati
  • Firearms in the hands of reckless denizen
  • Lessons from the past
  • State Level Gaan Ngai #2 :: Gallery
  • Ima Savitri - Documentary film : Review
  • COVID-19 Status 10 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • 'Chahi Taret Khuntakpa' at Cachar
  • Emerging Manipur peace, prosperity @growth
  • State of the States 2022: Manipur on top
  • War on Drugs mission far from being over
  • Of Leikhom, Leinang & Uphul, Waiphul
  • New Year picnic @Singda #2 :: Gallery
  • Sangai Festival: Sangai Dance :: Gallery
  • 50th years of Manipuri Cinema celebration !
  • Nations wished to no more have war
  • Emerging career options
  • Spike in vehicle sale: Traffic chaos imminent
  • Cong making the right noises
  • Tupul Landslide site construction :: Gallery
  • Addressing skill aspirations among adolescent
  • Shumang Leela Kumhei #1 :: Gallery
  • State Level Gaan Ngai #1 :: Gallery
  • Imoinu Erat Thouni #1 :: Gallery
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2022 #6: Gallery
  • Manipur Journalist Awards #2 :: Gallery
  • Dr Savitadidi N Mehta Museum :: Gallery
  • Ningol Chakkouba @ Pune :: Gallery
  • Linthoi Chanambam- Judo Player :: Gallery
  • Olympians & National awardees of Manipur
  • Downloadable Manipuri Calendar for 2023