K Therie said the NPCC was concerned about restoration of peace and wished that the leaders and thinkers sit across the tables and realign the discrepancies if any and to protect each other’s interests.
By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent
Asking the Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh, from creating a “mayhem” in the state of Manipur, while the Hills’ MLAs coming forward with proposals for peace, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), on Saturday alleged that the Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh is “responsible for for the many lost lives tuning to hundreds and also the sufferings of the ten of thousands civilians for no fault of theirs”.
The former NPCC chief, K Therie, in a press release issued on Saturday alleged that the Manipur chief minister has lost “command” over the Kukis and also the respect of all the sensible citizens.
He said that the recent meeting held between Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Naga MLAs, the latter had made it known that the Naga areas should not be “touched” while making any arrangement with the Kukis who are demanding a separate administration. Creation of a separate administration implies “disintegration” in Manipur state, said K Therie.
He further added that as per the Constitution of India, there cannot be a separate administration without UT or statehood status.
While mentioning that the Naga delegate’s message is silent on the demand for tribal status by the Meiteis, K Therie said it implies that the delegate has “approved granting of Scheduled Tribe status to the Meiteis”. He also went on to add that Nagas of Manipur would be within the Manipur state if not relocated in the ongoing Naga political peace process with the government of India.
Sharing Manipur people’s pain, K Therie said the NPCC was concerned about restoration of peace and wished that the leaders and thinkers sit across the tables and realign the discrepancies if any and to protect each other’s interests.
Further, he suggested the investigation teams to book the criminal(s). In this regard, the former NPCC president, has put on record that “it is the duty of political leaders to rise up and to put together their heads in order to resolve the problem”.