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Senior Citizens for Society comes out against 'Supra State Body'
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, November 17 2011: The "Supra State Body" as offered by the Union Government as a Christmas gift to the Nagas is in fact a dream turned into reality for the NSCN (IM)'s demand for Greater Nagaland and alternative arrangement territory, charged Senior Citizens for Society.

Addressing media persons at a press conference held at the office of the Senior Citizens for Society here in Imphal, Khaidem Mani, Secretary of the society said that offer made by the Union government to the Nagas cannot be takne lightly.

The act of the Union government will further create an everlasting political, constitutional, administrative chaos in the state.

The 'Supra State Body' according to the law of the state is unconstitutional.

The "Supra State Body" which will be the cultural, traditional, customary and legal authority of the Nagas settling in Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland with its capital at Nagaland is an act to suppress other states and make them come under the iron hand of Nagaland.

This will never be accepted by the Senior Citizens Society.

If the Union government does not withdraw their stand on the "Supra State Body" the society will be forced to demand an alternative arrangement for Manipur.

He further said that "Supra State" and Greater Nagaland are the two sides of a same coin.

It has close relations with the alternative arrangement demand of the NSCN (IM).

The "Supra State Body" which will bring the states of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh under the control of Nagaland will create a constitutional and political crisis in these states and will further disintegrate Manipur to bits and pieces.

The political parties, CSOs and the people of the state need to ponder on the issue which will destroy the territorial boundary of the state, he added.

N Binoy, President of Senior Citizens Forum said that it is time for the Manipuris to come up with an offensive strategy instead of always going with the defensive one.

There were no Nagas in the state of Manipur.

The Kabui's, Kom's and Maram's were never termed as Nagas during the early period.

They were forced to be named as Nagas.

The indigenous ethnic tribes should understand the role played by the Union government to disintegrate them.


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