Municipality status for Moreh
Naga bodies veto CM's idea

Source: The Sangai Express / Newmai News Network

Imphal, July 04: The idea mooted by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh to upgrade the border town of Moreh to the status of a Municipality has irked the Naga civil societies in Chandel district rather than drawing appreciation.

Opining that sincerity and commitment of the Government is the most important factor required for development and prosperity, the Chandel Naga Peoples' Organisation (CNPO), Naga Students' Union, Chandel (NSUC), Naga Women Chandel (NWC) and all their federating units while expressing their resentment against the remark of the Chief Minister, have urged the latter not to kick up ruckus unnecessarily.

The Chandel Naga civil organisations said "Moreh border town is part and parcel of Chandel district which is a tribal region although the town is being settled by different communities".

The CNPO, NSUC, NWC and their federating bodies said "as such, any plan or policy either of the Central or the State Governments that contemplates" to be applied in the region should not be against the interest of the tribal communities.

The Naga organisations of Chandel district then asserted that they deeply support the idea of development and prosperity of Moreh town and its surroundings and also "our deepest concern for the peaceful co-existence of all the communities".

The Autonomous District Council Act is already enforced in all the hill districts and therefore, no other policy or programme should be envisaged at this juncture in the region," stated firmly the different Naga social organisations of Chandel district.

Finally the Naga organisations of the district urged the state chief minister to do something which is in the interest of all the communities of the area and the district.