ZYF states stand on district creation
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, November 03 2011:
The Zeliangrong Youth Front (Assam, Manipur, Nagaland) has said that Zeliangrong people will not hesitate in launching the most intense agitation if their land is either merged in the proposed Sadar Hills district or included in any districts other than the parent Tamenglong district.
ZYF-AMN also suggested the State Government to comply with the directive of the Government of India before the creation of the Sadar Hills district is finalised in order to maintain peaceful atmosphere in the State.
ZYF-AMN said that the MoU recently signed between the Manipur Government and Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee regarding the creation of three new Sub-divisions in addition to the existing three Sub-divisions within Kuki dominated areas clearly indicates creation of a district exclusively meant for the Kuki community.
Maintaining that the MoU has reflected the necessity for consolidation of community based district, ZYF-AMN said, therefore, the same method must be applied to the long pending Zeliangrong people merger demand as well.
Saying that the merger demand was made in written during the public hearing conducted by CRA&PDB, ZFF-AMN added that any paradoxical decision, if taken by the Government in this regard, would be strongly reacted to in a befitting manner.
It added that any attempt to merge the Zeliangrong villages of different hill districts into the fold of valley districts would not be tolerated as well.
Cautioning the State Government not to take the merger demand of the Zeliangrong people lightly which has been approved by the Centre, ZYF-AMN asserted that further delaying of the matter would only lead to complicacies.
ZYF-AMN added that it is the right time for the CRA&PDB in particular to redraw the district boundary of Tamenglong district by clubbing Zeliangrong lands together which were parted during the creation of different districts and Sadar sub-division in the past without the knowledge and consent of the Zeliangrong people.