Committee demands resignation of 60 MLAs over boundary encroachment issue

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IMPHAL, May 21: Committee for Koziirii & Dzuko Land Boundary Resolution has demanded resignation of all the 60 MLAs if they cannot adhere to the assurances they had sworn in to serve the people.

Addressing a press meet at Manipur Press Club here today, spokesperson of the committee N Rajendro reiterated that the proposed 24-hour general strike with effect from midnight of May 22 was called as the government has apparently failed to meet the deadline served by the committee to intervene into the encroachment of Dzuko valley and Koziirii by Nagaland.

He cautioned that the committee along with Mao Council will impose indefinite economic blockade along National Highway-2 from June 1 if the government remains unresponsive to the issue of land encroachment despite the general strike.

He expressed shock on the clarification by the government that the matter of land encroachment was not reported to it given the fact that the SDO Tadubi himself inspected the encroachment areas following an order of DC Senapati.

Subsequently, a report was submitted to DC Senapati on November 11, 2014 after which the DC sent the same report to Chief Secretary for further necessary steps, he claimed.

Meanwhile, the Manipur People`™s Party has also said that it will support the 24 hour general strike.

A statement of the party said the MPP supports the general strike called by the Committee for Koziirii Dzuko Land Boundary due to government`™s ignorance on the land encroachment at Dzuko valley which falls under Mao A/C despite repeated appeals.

It said the party also strongly condemned the government`™s lack of action against Southern Angami Naga People`™s Organisation`™s road construction and rest house construction within the territory of Manipur.

A joint press release of United Committee Manipur (UCM) and AMUCO has said that appeal has been made to the public to support the `Committee for Koziirii-Dzuko land boundary resolution`™ 24 hours bandh to be imposed from the midnight of May 22.

It said that demonstration from the public has become a necessity due to the government`™s lack of commitment to the issue of land acquisition by Southern Angami Naga People`™s Organisation.

It has also appealed to the CSOs, Clubs, Meira Paibi Lups, various Transport Associations/Societies, vendors of Ema Keithel and stores to take part in the bandh, it said.

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