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IMPHAL: Okram Ibobi Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur, slammed his Nagaland counterpart TR Zeliang on Thursday for making "anti-national remarks" in Imphal during a programme.
Zeliang was in Senapati district yesterday to attend a conference of Naga villages as the chief guest where it was resolved to defend land rights of the Nagas.
At the event, the Nagaland CM said the land inhibited by Nagas were never part of the erstwhile Meitei kingdom, adding, the land of Nagas were later brought under the geographical boundary of Manipur by the British for administrative conveniences.
"Nagas will have to derecognise artificial boundaries drawn across their ancestral land," Zeliang told the conference. Reacting to this, O Ibobi Singh said, "Unlike Manipur, Nagaland was never a nation. The neighbouring state was carved out from Assam in the course of time." Ibobi was speaking at a function to open Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Mela-2016 and inauguration of SIRD Complex at Porompat here.
(Source: Morung Express)
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