Muivah is trying to divide not only Manipur but also the Nagas : K
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 13: Taking a serious view of the indefinite economic blockade imposed by the All Naga Students' Association, Manipur, Finance Minister of the NSCN (K) and member of the Ceasefire Supervisory Board, K Mulatuno today countered why people of the four hill districts of Manipur should suffer for the sake of Senapati and Ukhrul districts alone.

Talking to The Sangai Express, the leader of the NSCN (K) said that on February 9, during a meeting at Hebron, Th Muivah in response to a query from a gentleman from Chandel on whether the unification of the Naga inhabited areas meant only Senapati and Ukhrul, Muivah answered that something is better today than something tomorrow.

This more than shows that Th Muivah is trying to divide not only Manipur but also the Naga people, asserted Mulatuno.

On the current economic blockade, the NSCN (K) leader said that the suffering is being borne by the valley people and the people of Chandel and Tamenglong.

Senapati has NH-39 running through it and Ukhrul has the Jessami route which connects it to Kohima and Phek.

So why should the people of Chandel and Tamenglong suffer for the sake of the other two districts, he countered.

There are about 70 to 80 Rongmei villages in the valley area, said Mulatuno and questioned ANSAM whether they also want the Rongmeis to suffer.

The outfit's leader also advised the people of Tamenglong and Chandel to realise the agenda of the NSCN (IM).

The Meiteis never forced the Nagas to join Manipur; he said and added that the architects of Manipur are Rishang Keishing, the late Major Khathing and the late Yangmasho Shaiza.

For so long the Meiteis and Nagas have been living together in peace and that should not be compromised to please one tribe, he added.

In no uncertain terms Mulatuno said that the Southern Nagas should not create any enmities with the Meiteis for the interest of a particular tribe.

The situation in Manipur is a disgrace to society it has exposed the immaturity of the Naga people, asserted Mulatuno.

Going on the offensive against Rishang Keishing, Mulatuno recalled that when he was the Chief Minister he had asserted that not an inch of Manipur's land would be given away.

Now why has he made a complete turn around, countered the NSCN (K) leader.