Media can still be a tool to resolve CCpur issue
- Imphal Times Editorial :: April 12 2017 -
The new government under the initiative of the Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren had done everything his government could do to bring a solution to the prolonged agiatation by JAC Anti Tribal Bill.
In fifteen days many serious issues has been settled and the government showed its extra concern to the issue of the JAC Churachandpur.
Out of 9 , 8 bodies died in the course of uprising against the passing of ILPS Bill in Churachandpur district still remain without performing its lat rite.
Every one knows, The root of the present impasse being continue till today is the passing of the three government Bills by the state legislative Assembly on August 31.
Almost all people of the state who had gone through the content of the Bills knows that the Bills has nothing to hurt the sentiments of the tribal people but rather it will act as a tool to strengthen the existing mechanism to protect the identity, cultural domination and the traditions of each community living in the state from time immemorial.
But knowing this, some vested interested persons are spreading false interpretation of the three Bills and are spreading false propaganda to fuel the anger of the common people in the hill region who of course has victim of discrimination from the then government side from a very long time.
The innocent tribal villagers are angry with the past government as they were not being informed about the benefits that they are being provided.
And interestingly those benefits provided by the government are being enjoyed by some of the tribal leaders who are making all the trouble in the state.
When the JAC churachandpur began its campaign people had witness some people distributing a 10 point propaganda pamphlet at Churachandpur district in Paite dialect to organize mass agitation is no more a secret.
The 10 points at which they mention are in no way related with the contents of the Bills.
But the ignorant villagers are being driven by some form of force to act against the government decision.
It’s time now that the new government re examine on what went wrong?
Is someone or some group deliberately attempting to let the agitation continue.
This is being question because the government has failed to convince the tribal people who are being misguided by properly spreading awareness about the content of the Bill to each and every villager in Hill district.
It is true that reaching everyone is not possible but there are other ways to reach each and every one.
Media is one tools that can serve at this purpose.
Every week Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making good use of the Radio to interact with his fellow citizen of the country and it is effective.
That is why some of the rival political parties of the BJP are strongly opposing it .
Radio, television, print media are now a means to spread the awareness of the general people in hill areas who had been wrongly misguided by some vested interested persons.
The authority in the government needs to spend some time and make good use of this media channel to interact with the people to make them understand.
A phone –in –programme , that too live with expert from the government, if possible with the Chief Minister and other bureaucrat officers is indeed the need of the hour at any of the media vehicles – AIR, DDK, and private cable TV network.
It is time to end the game of the vested interested individuals so that peace and harmony is restored.
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