NPLFM bats for tripartite talk
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, January 09 2017:
The Naga Political Leaders' Forum Manipur (NPLFM) today suggested that tripartite talks between the Centre, Manipur Government and the United Naga Cuncil (UNC) could be a better way to bring about a solution to the present problem.
The forum said that most sections of the society have not been focusing on the root cause of the current problem.
"The economic blockade is the result of the negligence and poor governance of the present State Government headed by O Ibobi Singh," NPLFM said.
The NPLFM recalled that the Nagas have signed four Memorandum of Under-standings (MoUs) with the Manipur Government against the formation of Sadar Hills district.
In spite of this, the Chief Minister seems to have sidelined the official procedure while forming Jiribam and Kangpokpi (SADAR Hills) districts, it added.
It said that when three Inner Line Permit (ILP) related Bills were passed, nine people were killed in Churachandpur and the last rites of the deceased are yet to be performed till today.
The NPLFM alleged that when the Union Home Secretary came to Manipur and discussed the matter to resolve it, the Chief Minister had said," Don't interfere in my State's affairs, law and order problem is a State subject" .
And now, the Chief Minister has accused the Centre of not paying any heed to the current problem which is self-contradictory, ridiculed NPLFM.
The people did not demand seven new districts, but only Sadar Hills and Jiribam districts, it said and expressed surprise that seven new districts were created within a span of few hours by the Government.
According to MLR & LR Act, it is noted that the hill areas of Manipur are not under the purview of Revenue and hence the order creating these districts can be treated as unconstitutional, NPLFM said.
It then alleged that the creation of seven districts has proven to be a failure and demanded that the decision should be withdrawn at the earliest for the betterment of the society.