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House unanimous to address the issue of Mao people

by Rinku Khumukcham
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CM N. Biren reiterates his stands for protection of Mao People while opposition MLA K. Ranjit digs for more protection of Manipuri indigenous people of Mao area
IT News
Imphal, Feb 23:

Ongoing 3rd session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly session showed strong commitment to protect both the indigenous people of the state and also the territorial boundary.
While opposition MLA K. Ranjit expressed strong concerns about the fate of the Manipuri indigenous people whose rights have been deprived by a specific community of neighbouring Nagaland state, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, who is also the leader of the house highlighted some of the specific measures taken up for protection of the Indigenous people of Manipur – Nagaland border people stating that the conflict probably incited by some vested interested people to sabotage the good relation of both Nagaland and Manipur is being handled with extreme care to make sure that the good relations between the people of the two states continues.
MLA K. Ranjit of the Congress party, while raising a calling attention motion drew the attention of house on the reported ban of entry of Mao villagers to Nagaland by Southern Angami Public Organisation (SAPO) in today’s assembly session.
“The Central government has assured all security measures to provide security, but as we wanted to continue our cordial relationship between the two state, we are finding ways to sort out the differences and settle the matter in an amicable manner “, N. Biren Singh told the august house replying to the calling attention motion moved by MLA K. Ranjit.
The issues of the SAPO is related with the boundary issues of Dzuko Valley between the Soithern Angami people and the Manipur’s Mao area indigenous people.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the government of Manipur is taking up all measures to protect the political boundary of the state of Manipur and unlike yesteryears roads leading proximity to the Dzuko valley have already been constructed and besides police outpost have been open to prevent any untoward incident at the site.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that his government had contacted to the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland to settle the matter.
“Settling the matter in an understanding ways by recognizing the traditional and political boundary is what the government of Manipur felt it necessary”, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh told the house while replying to the calling attention motion by Congress MAL K. Ranjit.

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