A consultative meeting resolved to support the decision of ATSUM in boycotting the state government’s ‘Go to Hills 2.0’ until the HAC recommended ADC Bill 2021 is tabled
Grassroots governance in hill districts is in jeopardy due to the prolonged absence of the executive council, caretaker chairman of Ukhrul ADC Yaronsho Ngalung said.
The Hill Areas Committee said that only after the view of the committee has been expressed and taken into account will the government finalise the plan allocation for the hill areas of Manipur.
There is a total failure of the Article 371C within the Manipur Legislative Assembly for the last 50 years, a civil body said..
The tribal MLAs possess the mandate of the hill people. However, they failed to raise their voice in support of the HAC’s recommendations on the awaited ADC Bill 2021, the association said.
The former ADC members in a meeting unanimously expressed its strong resentment towards the Manipur government for its refusal to table the ADC Bill, 2021 in the last Assembly session.
Congress Legislature Party leader Okram Ibobi Ibobi appealed to the Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker to revoke the recent order of inducting eight MLAs as HAC members.
Having or claiming what is rightfully ours as provided under Article 371C should not be read as a threat to unity and integrity of the state.
The discourse decided on a resolution that the bill should not be tabled or passed without prior consultation with all the stakeholders of the state.
Several student bodies of hill districts appealed to the public in their respective jurisdictions to cooperate with the bandh call..
Expressing solidarity with HAC and ATSUM on the issue of ADC Bill 2021, the AMTU appealed to every hill village headman, chairman and chief to support ATSUM's bandh call.