Newly formed body to demand Autonomous hill state

LAMKA, August 18: The Hill People Forum-Manipur (HPF-M), which was set up recently at Haipi Village on July 13 during a press conference at ZC Hall, Nehru Marg today said that the aim of getting Autonomous Hill state in Manipur is the reason behind the formation of the HPF-M.

Addressing the press conference, Chairperson of the HPF-M said,

''There is awareness in the intellectual circle of the hills people in Manipur for the creation of Autonomous Hills State in Manipur but at the grass root level its as good as nill and this will be where the HPF will be working”.

He further continued that the aim of the new forum is also to protect the right of the indigenous tribal, to protect their rights over land, to  strive for autonomy of the hill area and said that  to enforce this,  all  the like minded people  and group in any district of the hills are welcome to join the forum.

The vice chairman of HPF-M, VC Moia who also addressed the press conference said, “We as a tribal and hill people of Manipur are having a misfortune which is “lack of unity”, that had been the product of our past politicians."

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