(7.00 pm 5th April,2011)
Pungyar District demand committee threatened serious agitation if state cabinet fails to resolve Pungyar assembly constituency as a full-fledged administrative district by 15 of April this year.
A meeting of the district demand committee was held today at the residential quarter of Pungyar Assembly Constituency MLA Wungnaoshang Keising. Various social workers of the area including MLA Wungnoashang Keishing, member of the Ukhrul district autonomous council K. Josheph, President of the All Tribal Chiefs Association AS Shimreishang, President of the Southern Thangkhul Students’ Union, S. Jojo, vice president of Kuki Inpi Ukhrul district, T Alum, President of Sambulong kamjong Gideon Zimik and kasom Khullen Chairman K. Lovingson were present in today’s meeting. Justifying the demand of Pungyar region as full-fledged district, speakers during the meeting said Phungyar region cover an area of 2700 square kilometer with a population of around 62 thousands and the region has also been divided into four sub division as Phungyar, Kamjong, Kasom Khullen and Sahamphung. The Pungyar district demand committee had earlier submitted a memorandum regarding the demand to the Chief Minister of Manipur.MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing who is also the convener of the district demand committee while speaking on the occasion said many people of Phungyar area have died without reaching Ukhrul district head quarter and it is the urgent need of the state to establish a full-fledged district for development of the people of the region. Wungnaoshang Keishing further appealed people of the area to cooperate with the demand.