Warns to impose bandh along NH- 37 (A) from March 25
While reiterating their demand to create separate district, Tongjeimarin District Demand Committee (TMDDC) has warned to launch intense forms of agitation if the demand is not granted by the State Government.
Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club here today, Chairman of TMDDC, Abon Kamei said that the people who inhabit along the national highway are indigenous people of the state, who have been taking important roles from time immemorial. The demand for Tongjeimarin District is the most valid and has merit as the other groups demand for creation of districts where no historical support and no foundation basis to claim as genuine demands to create districts particularly Sadar Hills and Jiribam, such demands are sporadic and artificial. However, the step-motherly attitude of the state government is condemnable.
While stating that the Government of Manipur had given its assurance to consider their demand on priority basis, the Chairman of TMDDC has appealed for urgent action on the part of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, Deputy Chief Minister, Gaikhangam and Revenue Minister, Th Devendra Singh in their demand.
Earlier, the TMDDC has submitted a memorandum to the then Chief Minister of Manipur, W Nipamacha Singh for the creation of the Tongjeimarin District covering about 150 villages in the Southern Tamenglong areas to incorporate parts of Henglep Sub-Division areas of Churachandpur district, and Sadar Hills of Senapati District as a compact area of 950 sq. kms, he recalled.
It is high time, the state Government takes up liberal and feasible political will to grant the creation of the Tongjeimarin District. Committee has no choice but to impose indefinite bandh along the National Highway 37 (A) from March 25 till to launch intense agitations till it achieves the aspiration of the people of the proposed Tongjeimarin District, warned the Chairman of TMDDC.