IMPHAL, The fast-unto-death protest demanding the creation of a full-fledged Sadar Hills district has entered the third day today.
The protest is being held at two different places of Saparmein and Kangpokpi.
Speaking to media persons at Saparmeina, one protester Haokam Kipgen stated that the hunger strike has been launched voluntarily. They have been demanding the creation of Sadar Hills district for the last 40 years. The fast-unto-death protest will continue until the state government agrees to fulfill their demands
He further maintained that the people of Sadar Hills have been given step-motherly treatment by the state government. Many districts have been created without any struggle but Sadar Hills has lost many lives in the struggle, but the government is turning a deaf ear to their cries and suffering.
Haokam stated that one week suffering in the valley district is taken seriously while the 40-year-old struggle has been ignored and treated indifferently.
The protest is still continuing in different parts of Sadar Hills. The protesters vow to carry on the struggle till their demand for the creation of Sadar Hills district is fulfilled.