Kuki chiefs condemn amendment of village authority act

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    IMPHAL, April 16: The Kuki Chiefs’ Association, Chandel district has vehemently condemned the proposed Manipur (Village Authority in the Hills Areas) Amendment Act, 2011.
    A statement released by the secretary information and publicity of the association, Thangjalet Mate, said that an emergency meeting was held on April 15 which has unanimously condemned the act.
    According to the release the chiefs are wonder struck at the malicious proposal to dominate and control over the tribal and their lands in Manipur which contravenes with the policy of the central government of decentralization and to safeguard the rights and privileges of the tribals, before adding that the tribal who were against the Manipur Hills Village Authority Act, 1956 can never accept the New Act under any circumstances. It said that the meet also resolved to launch a series of awareness campaign and consultation in this matter and will opposed the Act which aims to uproot the indigenous people from its own land inherited by our forefather since ages and protect the land with all our might.

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