Senapati students call SHDDC general strike inhuman

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IMPHAL, August 7: The Senapati District Students’ Association (SDSA) has strongly condemned the alleged bias attitude of the O.Ibobi Singh led state government in resolving the present situation in Senapati district regarding the demand of Sardar Hills Districthood Demand Committee.

According to a statement of the student association has stated that notwithstanding the prevailing strong demand of the Nagas for a separate administration, any unwise conclusion will be unfortunate.

Carving or creation of any district at the expense of the Nagas’ right over its own historical land will only trigger collateral confrontation among the co-existing tribal people. Not opposing to people’s aspiration for development and separate administration, the SDSA advises meaningful resolution rather than violent and partial judgment, the release added.

“The student’s fraternity sincerely expresses deep condolence to those deceased persons who were killed during the accident on August 2 at Kanglatongbi. Sharing the grief and pains of the bereaved family members of Yaireiphi Lungleng and two other persons, the demand for ex-gratia of the deceased persons are justifiable”, it stated.

Furthermore it has stated that, it is regretted to inform the lack of humane understanding among the volunteers or supporters of the SHDDC general strike imposed on the NH-39 since August 2. Destroying and stoning of even some medical ambulance vehicle and non-exemption of funeral purposes are highly inhuman nature of democratic agitation.

Coming under the attack of such ruthless bandh supporters, even student’s ferrying van, emergency medical patients, stranded passengers, examinations were not spared from the preview of the bandh.

The SDSA demand the SHDDC to seriously look into the matter related to humanitarian issues during the bandh.

Further, the SDSA has expressed its extreme resentment over the incident where some bandh supporters on two-wheelers on August 4 midnight came up to the main Senapati District H/Q near the District Hospital, attacked some private vehicles and stoned some trucks parked on the Highway. Such acts of disrupting the peaceful environment outside the bandh jurisdiction will not be accepted but counter-acted upon effectively. Any provoking act of any group or organizations in Senapati district cannot jeopardize and disturb the prevailing situation, it further warned.

Conceding to demands without consulting and acceptance of the Nagas will be detrimental to peaceful environment of the state especially among different communities, and that, the state government will be solely responsible for any violent consequences arising from any one-sided decision, it added.

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