Two-third of Dzuko Valley belong to Manipur: CM – The Sangai Categorical

By Our Employees Reporter
IMPHAL, Mar 26: It’s an plain historic and geographical proven fact that two-third of the entire space of Dzuko Valley belong to Manipur, asserted Chief Minister N Biren.
Replying to a name consideration movement raised by MLA Okay Ranjit within the State Meeting at this time concerning the indefinite bandh being imposed by the Southern Angami Public Organisation (SAPO) on Imphal-Dimapur Freeway (NH-2), Biren mentioned that the State Authorities has restricted choices to cope with the bandh sponsors because the bandh is imposed in neighbouring Nagaland.
The protest over Dzuko Valley just isn’t an inter-State boundary dispute nevertheless it is a matter raised by one physique referred to as SAPO. There isn’t a competition from the Authorities of Nagaland that the realm the place the State Authorities opened a police outpost belongs to Nagaland, Biren mentioned.
As such, it will be mistaken to imagine that there’s boundary dispute between the 2 neighbouring States, he added.
Declaring that the protest is being made by a neighbouring neighborhood from Nagaland, the Chief Minister said that the State Authorities would first discuss with the actual neighborhood in affiliation with the Authorities of Nagaland.
Elevating the decision consideration movement, Okay Ranjit identified that the SAPO’s indefinite bandh has severely affected every kind of motion and transport companies on Imphal-Dimapur Freeway.
There are official data which say that two-third of the entire space of Dzuko Valley belong to Manipur whereas the remaining one-third belongs to Nagaland however the Angami individuals of neighbouring Nagaland have been harassing the individuals of Manipur by claiming a number of elements of Dzuko Valley as their land, Ranjit mentioned.
As Dzuko Valley may very well be accessed solely by Nagaland prior to now, there have been cases of Angami individuals forcibly amassing signatures from individuals who had been travelling to the valley in order that they may declare the valley as their very own, the Congress MLA mentioned.
Following repeated calls for from the individuals of Manipur to assemble a street  as much as Dzuko Valley, the State Authorities has constructed a street and an IRB submit has been opened at Kezoltsa space, he remarked.
SAPO along with the Southern Angami Youth Organisation (SAYO) issued an announcement on March 18 demanding the Authorities of Manipur to take away the actual IRB submit.
This was adopted by a 72 hours bandh on Imphal-Dimapur Freeway from March 21 to 23. The bandh halted a lot of passenger automobiles in addition to items carriers which had been heading in direction of Manipur.
Sustaining that there was no optimistic response from the Authorities of Manipur, SAPO and SAYO prolonged their bandh indefinitely with impact from March 23 midnight.
On account of the indefinite bandh, a lot of individuals together with girls and youngsters who went for medical therapy have been stranded at Phesama. Because the stranded passengers have restricted entry to primary civic facilities, they’re going through a really tough state of affairs, Ranjit mentioned.
In the meantime, the All Assam Youth Affiliation (AAYA) has warned {that a} counter-blockade could be imposed if the indefinite freeway bandh just isn’t lifted.
Saying that these developments can ignite communal stress, Ranjit requested if the State Authorities has taken up any measures to resolve the issue and thwart communal stress.
He additionally requested if the State Authorities has initiated any step to usher in the stranded passengers.
N Biren who can be the chief of the Home mentioned that harassment of Manipuri individuals by sure components after they went to Dzuko Valley was a standard expertise which went on for a few years.  
Even the individuals of Mao had been subjected to harassment after they handed by the Southern Angami space, he mentioned.
“Within the wake of the large inferno which raged throughout Dzuko Valley, some officers together with myself performed an aerial survey and we noticed giant tracts of forest areas cleared away on account of rampant lumbering by Angami individuals”, Biren mentioned.
Angami individuals sneaked 200 metres contained in the territory of Manipur, fell bushes illegally and carried away the tree trunks/timbers.
In an effort to test such unlawful actions and guarantee straightforward accessibility to Dzuko Valley from Manipur in case of any wildfire, a street of 15 Kms was constructed  and a safety outpost was opened 100 metres contained in the territory of Manipur from the inter-State border line, the Chief Minister said.
The State Authorities despatched its representatives to the Nagaland Authorities to resolve the matter and thwart any boundary dispute between the 2 neighbouring States.
A letter was despatched to the Chief Secretary, Authorities of Nagaland on March 23 which made it clear that the armed personnel and everlasting construction are deployed/constructed throughout the territory of Manipur and the difficulty raised by Angami individuals ought to be resolved by dialogue.
A replica of the identical letter was additionally despatched to the Union House Secretary.
Saying that the Authorities of Manipur is open to dialogue with the Angami individuals, Biren claimed that the Authorities has been working to safe secure passage of all stranded automobiles.
A few of the stranded automobiles have been already directed to take Imphal-Jiribam Freeway.
Saying that the Authorities of Manipur and the Authorities of Nagaland have been speaking, Biren exuded confidence that another means will be labored throughout the subsequent couple of days.

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