No to Jiribam, yes to Pherzawl
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, December 14 2016:
A number of village chiefs, the Hmar National Union (Block 6), Hmar Inpui Co-ordination Committee, and Hmar Students' Association (Jiri-Vangai Jt Hqs) have submitted a joint memorandum to Chief Minister O Ibobi urging him to include 13 villages under Pherzawl district and not Jiribam district.
Welcoming the creation of Pherzawl district, the memorandum however said that the same cannot be said about the creation of Jiribam district for many 'legitimate and pressing concerns' which have already been highlighted before the Government.
Expressing deep concerns that some ST villages have been included in Jiribam, which is a revenue district, the memorandum urged the Chief Minister to do the needful and include 13 villages in Pherzawl district and not Jiribam district.
The 13 villages named are, Joironpokpi, Muolazawl, Soma Punjee (Giljal), Tuisuolien (Kaia Punjee), B Huonveng, Buthangkhal, Bekarasuo (Kaisel Punjee), Dolakhal (Zamkham Punji), Dolakhal (Thangboi Punjee), Chowdhurikhal (Choudhury-khal), Mongbung, Sejang and Leisabithol.