Not without the consent of Nagas, says ANSAM
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, August 05 2011:
Creation of the proposed Sadar Hills district should be based on consensus and should be with the consent of Nagas, failing which the Government of Manipur may invite unwanted consequences, ANSAM has stated categorically in a press release.
It also reminded of the MoU signed between the Nagas in Manipur and the Government of Manipur and Naga Students' Federation and Government of Manipur during the Chief Ministership of Rishang Keishing and W Nipamacha respectively on the proposed creation of Sadar Hills district.
"The All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (ANSAM) in particular and the Nagas in general would like to reiterate the Government of Manipur that Sadar Hills district will not be allowed to be formed/created by means of carving out/cutting away from parts of the Naga areas in the State of Manipur," the Naga students' body said.
ANSAM also said that the Government of Manipur should not toy with policies and plans to bring differences and unnecessary confrontation among the tribals in Manipur.
The tribals in Manipur have regretted the past and may not repeat the past at the evil behest of the Government of Manipur, it added.
Sadar Hills district would not be allowed to be created by means of carving out/cutting parts of Nagas areas in the State, asserted the student body.
"While respecting the sentiments of the Kukis in Sadar Hills, the ANSAM would also like to appeal the Kukis in Sadar Hills not to seek or force any financial contribution and physical involvement from the Nagas in Sadar Hills in the demand for creation of Sadar Hills district.
If such acts occur, the Nagas will fail to appreciate and respect one's sentiment", it said.
It also asked the Government not to pursue policies and plans to bring differences and unnecessary confrontation among the tribals in Manipur.