Deal Manipur situation carefully: MPP
Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, March 3
Reacting to the comment of the United Naga Council (UNC) that Nagas and Meiteis should peacefully part ways as they can never live together, the Manipur People’s Party (MPP) wondered how it is possible for a single community to survive in the modern world.
According to the MPP, there are over 30 different communities in Manipur and the UNC’s singling out of Meitei community does not hold any substance.
The MPP also blamed the Congress-led governments both at the Centre and in Manipur for such situation which has prompted the United Naga Council (UNC) to give such a statement. “The governments at the Centre and in Manipur have not handled the Manipur situation properly and now we see the problems,” alleged the Manipur regional political party.
It also advised the Congress-led governments to carefully deal the Manipur situation so as to revert the ailing Manipur.Driving home its point, the MPP cited the 2010 episode where the State Government of Manipur had forcibly conducted the Autonomous District Council (ADC) elections in the hill districts which were opposed fervently by the United Naga Council. The UNC wanted that the ADC polls could be held in the hill districts of Manipur but only after certain amendments to the ADC Act were done.
The ADC polls were held in that year marred by violence resorted by Naga frontal organisations. Immediately after the ADC polls were done, the UNC had started demanding that Nagas could no longer live under the Manipur government. Hence, the demand for the Alternative Arrangement outside the Manipur government cropped up.
“This Alternative Arrangement demanded by the UNC is the creation of the Congress-led governments,” the MPP said. It added that the government only started the appeasement policy when the UNC had already raged with anger for conducting the ADC polls.