Of recognised CSOs in Kangpokpi district Liangmai bodies decry SAHILCA's stand

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, May 11 : The Liangmai Naga Council (Eastern Zone), LNC (EZ), Eastern Liangmai Chief Chairman Association (ELCCA) and Ahangruak Chief Chairman Association (ACCA) have strongly condemned the declaration of the Sadar Hills Chiefs' Association (SAHILCA) that Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi, Thadou Inpi Kangpokpi, KSO Sadar Hills, TSA Sadar Hills, Thadou Youth Association (TYA), Vaiphei People's Council (VPC) Kangpokpi, Zillai Kangpokpi, Gangte Students Organisation (GSO) Kangpokpi, Kuki Women Union Kangpokpi, Thadou Women Association Kangpokpi and KomRem Students Association Kangpokpi are the only civil society organisations in Kangpokpi district.
In a joint statement, the Liangmai bodies dubbed SAHILCA's declaration as 'irrational' and 'immature' and added that the organisations mentioned by SAHILCA are all Kuki based CSOs. It also maintained that SAHILCA's announcement could sow seeds of communal tension in the State if not clarified at the earliest.
In the joint statement LNC (EZ), ELCCA and ACCA further advised SAHILCA to consult historians, geographers and update themselves so that such a statement which has potential to create enmity between the communities would be avoided in future.
 The joint statement also noted that in a democratic society, no particular community has the authority to dictate over other communities in any matter, whether it is in the formation of a union or civil society organisation. In fact, in a plural society like Manipur, there is no place for hegemony or monopoly, the statement added.