Sadar Hills demand turns to fast, prayer

Published on September 11, 2011

IMPHAL, Sep 11 : Mass fasting prayer service was held today in different locations of Sadar Hills area  as a part of the ongoing agitation for upgrading Sadar Hills to a full fledged district.

Under aegis of the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand    Committee, fasting cum prayer service was held today at different places seeking God’s blessing to help in achieving the stated goal of Sadar Hills as a full fledged district.

Participants of the fasting cum prayer service also showed solidarity to the people who have been fasting for the same cause.

The fasting cum prayer service was held at Saikul Bazar, Sapermeina, Keithel-manbi, Kangpokpi, Mot- bung, Gamgiphai, Leikot and Henbung.

Speaking to media persons at Saikul by the sideline of the fasting cum prayer service, SHDDC Saikul in-charge Tonglet Chongloi reiterated that the 40 years old demand was not about disintegrating Manipur.

The State Government’s failure to fulfil such demand has extremely aggrieved the people, he said.

Vahchin  Haokip, a woman leader from Saper-meina said that people of Sapermeina area fasted and staged a sit-in-protest in solidarity to the agitators who have been on a fast unto death agitation in pursuit of the decades old demand to grant district status to Sadar Hills.

A large number of people have collected  rice and other food items which otherwise should have been consumed as their meal today.

The food items thus collected today would be distributed later to underprivileged section of the society, said Vahchin  Haokip.

The present agitation started on August 1.

Source: Sangai Express

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  1. G Vaiphei

    I think the time has come for the various clans of Kuki’s to stand unitedly for the cause of the well being of the nation….. there should be no more room for misunderstanding among us,,,we need to stay as one family. mizo’s too needs kukis, Chins too need kuki’s in the long run everyone of us wont be able to stand alone in this modern era. So its high time to support one another and live our lives as a good brothers and sisters.