IMPHAL, May 28 NNN : The very existence of All Naga Students Association, Manipur (ANSAM) and Kuki Students Organisation-General Headquarters (KSO-GHQ) is not going to be the same again. However, it is still pre-mature to write them off altogether. Today, the Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong (TKS) or Tangkhul Students Union, Zeliangrong Students Union, Manipur (ZSUM), Thadou Students Association-General Headquarters (TSA-GHQ) and Churachandpur District Students Union (CDSU) have warned to those people participating in the third consultative meeting of the ‘Interim Body’ of All Tribal Students Union, Manipur (ATSUM) on May 30 at Senapati endorsed by Senapati District Students Association (SDSA), Kuki Students Organisation-General Headquarters (KSO-GHQ) and others.
“We seriously note this so called ‘Interim Body’ of ATSUM. This is to mislead and confuse the public. We will initiate stern action against those persons paticipate in the said
meeting of May 30. It is totally a misleading propaganda played by some vested interest individuals who are engaging in destructive role which is detrimental to the society,” warn the joint statement of TKS, ZSUM, TSA-GHQ and CDSU, adding, “The time has come to detect those vested interest individuals and take action against them.”
(ATSUM) is formed by KSO-GHQ and ANSAM.
Again, TKS and ZSUM are the constituent units of ANSAM while TSA-GHQ and CDSU are the units of Kuki Students Organisation-General Headquarters.
ZSUM, TKS, CDSU and TSA-GHQ have jointly revived ATSUM. And again, Senapati District Students Association (SDSA) and Naga Students Union, Chandel (NSUC) are units of ANSAM who are endorsing the ‘Interim Body’. But souces said NSUC is yet to take concrete decision in this regard.
TSA-GHQ iand CDSU are important constituents of KSO-GHQ and again these two units are against the ATSUM’s ‘Interim Body’. TSA-GHQ, CDSU, ZSUM and TKS are now with the ATSUM while KSO-GHQ, SDSA and others are with the ‘ATSUM’s Interim Body. Given this picture, the erstwhile ATSUM where all the tribal students’ bodies fell under its ambit is no more. With this the apex Naga students’ body and that of the Kuki students are now in an uncomfortable situation.
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