The Zeliangrong Baudi, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland on Saturday organised a public discourse on important social issues in the Zeliangrong community in Imphal, with participation from many organisations leaders of Zeliangrong Baudi, Zeliangrong Youth Front, student leaders, senior leaders, scholars, former organisations’ leaders and concerned citizens of Zeliangrong community.
Attendees held in-depth discussions on four key issues regarding the proposal for voters deletion, alteration of Tamenglong district boundary when Jiribam district was created; construction of Rani Maa Museum and prevailing situation in Manipur vis-à-vis Zeliangrong situation, stated a release. It also urged the authorities concerned to do the needful.
It briefed on the key points stating that the proposal to delete more than 14,000 voters from the electoral roll of three Assembly Constituencies of Tamenglong/Noney district namely Tamei-8,805, Tamenglong-5,341 and Nungba-1,888 with total numbers of 14,034 voters on the ground of photo similarities found should be carried out only after voter concerned view, consent and opinion is sought and obtained so as to respect the Constitutional right of the citizen.
It claimed that the political map of Jiribam has become bigger since 2019 whereas Tamenglong district has lost a large chunk of land. It alleged that such discreet act of alteration of district boundary without seeking the view, opinion and consent nor informing the people of the concerned district is unjustifiable. It demanded that the matter be reviewed at the earliest considering the reason that every citizen has equal right and privilege.
It further appealed to the authorities concerned to expedite the construction process of the proposed museum in honour of freedom fighter, Rani Maa (Rani Gaidinliu) without further delay. It also discussed the prevailing communal conflict.
Zeliangrong BaudI urged the centre to not take any hasty decision without taking the interest of all particularly the Zeliangrong community while attempting to resolve the conflict, it asserted.