People’s Movement for Resurgent Manipur (PMRM) strongly objected the proposed Ukhrul House in Imphal.
In a statement, PMRM publicity secretary Khagemba Ningthouja said that the idea of ‘Ukhrul House’ seems a hidden agenda for few politicians who are interested to divide hills and valley, ‘PMRM understands the miseries of hill brothers and sisters and the inconveniences encountered by people from the Hill districts when they came to Imphal.’
‘But there are lots of options to solve these problems,’ it added.
The Central Government has been providing several funds for construction of short stay homes/hostels to support tribals and minorities. And many such shelters are also set up in Imphal with the sole purpose of helping the tribal population.
‘The Phugreiyur Welfare Association (PWA) should first check the proper functioning of these centres’,’ the group demanded.
The group further mentioned that Ukhrul is neither a State of India nor a country, so no one will tolerate such political conspiracy.
Ukhrul is a district of Manipur and administered by Government of Manipur, the group said while urging the body concerned not to try acting smart by proposing such demands which is impossible and has the potential to sow seed of hatred among the future generations.