Imphal, July 28,
Volunteers of All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO) , United Committee Manipur (UCM) and Committee of Civil Society Kangleipak (CCSK) today staged a protest demonstration at keishampat Leimajam leikai against the central government intention to extend article 371 (A) of the Indian Constitution to Manipur and other Naga Inhabited region of the North East India.
Secretary of the UCM Athouba in his key note speech said that the Parliamentary committee report submitted to bothe the Parliament house of India had stated certain provision like extension of the Article 371(A) as special status to the Nagas. And other suggestions was that of the implementation of the 6th Scheduled of the Indian constitution to Naga inhabited region of the state.
The 6th Scheduled was passed by the Manipur Assembly during Chief Minister RK Ranbir Sana by adding a provision ‘Local Adjustment’.
As local adjustment mentioned in the bill passed by the state assembly did not mention the its meaning the center still asked the Manipur government to give the exact meaning of the local adjustment. This suggested that the Central government is either extending the Article 371 (A) to the Naga inhabited area of the region or implement the 6th scheduled.
Both the extension of Article 371 (A) or the 6th Scheduled is no difference from dividing the state on ethnic line and both this form of solution will not be accepted by the CCSK, AMUCO and the UCM.
President of UCM Karam Sunil while speaking to reporter said that the CSOs representatives had time and again submitted memorandum to the government of India Interlocutor that any sort of division including administrative division in the territory of the state will not be accepted by the state government.