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Dy. CM Zeliang calls for Zeliangrong unity at Delhi meet

By EMN Updated: Oct 21, 2023 7:59 pm
TR Zeliang at the Zeliangrong meet in New Delhi on October 21.

DIMAPUR — Dy. Chief Minister of Nagaland TR Zeliang said on Saturday that the Zeliangrong people living in the three states of Assam, Manipur, and Nagaland must come together as one people with one voice.

Zeliang, speaking at the Zeliangrong meet in New Delhi on the theme ‘Zeliangrong solidarity: strengthening unity, culture, and progress’, said that the Britishers had sharply divided the Zeliangrong people through artificial boundaries and added that legendary figures such as Haipou Jadonang and Rani Gaidinliu had given their lives for Zeliangrong integration and freedom.

He stated that the three brothers, Zeme, Liangmai, and Rongmei, came from the same family but were separated against their will into three subsequent states with arbitrary boundary demarcation.

The Dy. CM said that Haipou Jadonang and Rani Gaidinliu both fought against the Britishers’ ‘divide and rule policy’, and that while others may disregard the legendary figures from Zeliangrong soil, the Zeliangrong people should uphold such remarkable history and pay respect to their own leaders who have been duly recognised as freedom fighters.

The Zeliangrong people coming together will reunite the fragmented organisations, he said, adding that this has brought humiliation to all, and the Zeliangrong meet could be a starting point to strengthen the unity of people.

On the occasion, he also urged the Zeliangrong Students’ Union Delhi (ZSUD) and the Zeliangrong Welfare Association, Delhi (ZWAD) to establish a ‘grievance cell’ for Zeliangrong people, particularly young people studying or working in Delhi.

Members of this grievance cell, he said, can work with the local police, particularly the SPUNER (Special Police Unit for North-Eastern Region), which has already set up a landline and WhatsApp number to respond quickly to distress calls.

He said that the purpose of establishing such a grievance cell would be to assist Zeliangrong brothers and sisters in obtaining timely justice and to combat cases of molestation, injustice, discrimination, and so on. 

“I am suggesting this because one cannot deny the fact that incidents of molestation, rape, and racial discrimination are rampant in this capital city of the country, Delhi, which many times go unattended,” he said.

The meet was organised by ZSUD and ZWAD.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 21, 2023 7:59:06 pm
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