Several hill civil society organisations have extended support and welcomed Manipur chief minister’s Go To Hills 2.0 proposed visit to Chakpikarong Sub-Division on September 10, despite a number of other hill CSOs boycotting the developmental initiative of the state government.
Chandel district’s Kuki Civil Society Organisations, Kuki Chief’s Association, Kuki Human Rights, Kuki Students Organisation, Thadou Innpi and United Zou, Organisation, Anal Naga Chief Association, Chakpikarong, Anal Sinnu Ruwl, Anal Lelruwl Tangpi, including all district level officers of the block to render developmental works in the Chakpikarong block.
United Zou Organisation (ZOMI) had expressed appreciation CM N Biren for his grand initiative on September 5, and stated that the Go To Hills 2.0 is a manifestation of care and concern of the chief minister for the development of the hills.
Paite Tribe Council, Churachandpur welcomed and extended support on CM Biren’s Go To Hills 2.0. PTC had also on Septeber 5, dismissed the All Paite Students’ Union boycott stating that “the so called APSU is not existent in the Paite community and the content thereof is not endorsed by the PTC,” it sated.
Similarly, Young Vaiphei Association’s emergency meeting on September 5 endorsed CM Biren’s visit to launch Go To Hills 2.0 at Churachandpur, and requested all to participate and join hands for the development of the hills.
Zomi Youth Association on September 5 stated that CM Biren is “People’s chief minister.” ZYA appreciated the CM launch of Go To Hills 2.0 at Churachandpur and added that it would bring all round development in the district in particular and to the hills in general.
Zomi Mothers’ Association also welcomed CM Biren’s visit to Churachandpur stating that Go To Hills 2.0 would bring development in the hill district of Manipur. It added, “When the hill districts of Manipur are facing inadequate development shames, such programme of the CM reveled the keen interest of Pu N Biren Singh to bridge the gap between the hills and the valley.”
Meanwhile, the United Naga Council (UNC) held a consultative meeting on Tuesday on the current impugned September 1 order of the speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly and the Hill Areas Committee (HAC) Bill 2021. The consultative meeting, according to a report by Newmai News Network said UNC condemned the Manipur Legislative Assembly for not tabling the HAC Bill 2021. The meeting termed the order of the speaker’s induction of eight MLAs of the assembly constituencies from the unscheduled areas as members of Hill Areas Committee (HAC) vide Orders No. 5/11(2)/2021-LA(Secy) of September 1 is unconstitutional. UNC demanded that the order of the speaker should be “cancelled at the earliest”.