Imphal: People’s Progressive Council (PPC) has appealed the United Naga Council and its frontal organisations to review its decision that it will not accept activities of Manipur government in the newly created districts in the larger interest of the fellow tribal people of the four districts, and to avoid social unrest in the society.
Referring to the press statement send out by the UNC on April 10 that it will not accept activities of government of Manipur legalized the newly created districts in the Naga area, the progressive council said creation of ADCs (Autonomous District Council) for new districts, it is not the political package from the state, it is the legitimate right and demand of the people of the four hill districts to bring equal development and justice not against any group or individual of the state. It is the bounden duty of every civil society or individual to fight for the socio-politico economic transformation rather than blaming the state authority, it is completely uncalled for, it added.
The people of four newly created hill districts namely Kamjong, Pherzwal, Tengnoupal and Noney districts of Manipur have been demanding to the government of Manipur for the creation of separate Autonomous District Council. In order to uplift the socio-politico and economic condition of the downtrodden people of the districts, the Government of Manipur has taken a decision to create separate four ADCs. The people of these four districts highly welcomed the historic decision of the BJP led government headed by chief minister N. Biren, it said.
A serious question is raised from the office of the People’s Progressive Council, Manipur West District (PPC) the lackadaisical attitude of the Naga organization towards the people of new four districts, standing in the way, blocking the future, stabbing the democratic and constitutional rights of the people, the progressive council said.
The decision of the state government was challenged in the form of PIL and Write Petition in the High Court of Manipur in 2017 by Naga organisations and two individuals, against the creation of new districts.
According to the progressive council the Naga organisations and the individuals were All Tangkhul Youth Council (Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long) TMNL represented by its president LM Thanmi Shirnray of Chahong Khunou village Kamjong district; Hao Heritage Foundation, represented by Ningshimyao A. Shimray of Chongchiroy village, Ukhrul district; N. Wungreiyo, member of ADC Ukhrul of Nambashi Ukhrul and L. Rangpung John, member of ADC Senapati of Wilong Khullen.
The High Court of Manipur dismissed the PIL and WP (C) No. 422 of 2017 and stands dismissed by the Chief Justice, Ramalingam Sudhakar, Kh. Nobin Singh, it said.
Therefore, People’s Progressive Council ‘strongly appeals to UNC and its frontal organisations to review its decision in the larger interest of the fellow tribal people of the four districts, and to avoid social unrest in the society’, general secretary of the council Kuripou Gonmei said in a press release.