Bhartiya Janata Party’s MLA Khumukcham Joykishan quits over Centre’s ‘failure’ to tackle Manipur unrest.
Earlier this month after the Manipur government announced the creation of seven new districts the seal was announced by Naga groups . Naga groups showed their worry about their ancestral land proclaiming that the bifurcation in the districts will intrude the land.
Manipur’s 9 districts were divided into 4 valley districts and 5 hill districts. The 5 hill districts were tribal districts, which have now been bifurcated
The decision to bifurcate the state’s existing 9 districts was taken on December 9, to manage the administration of the state in a better way. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh also said that the decision has been taken in view of the long-standing demand of the locals.
The decision to divide the districts has led to massive protests in the state. The main allegation by the Naga groups is that their ancestral villages have been merged with non-Naga areas to create a rift within the group.
Curfew had been imposed and mobile internet services had been snapped at various places in Manipur in the wake of increased turmoil in the state. The Cabinet took the decision after analysing the prevailing law and order situation in the state. At least 22 cars, buses, and other vehicles were torched in some places near Imphal on Sunday.