Manipur; Drug free zone
The Poumai Naga Community brought a new resolution to the table whereby they declared to bring an end to the poppy plantation in the area. The meeting was conducted on the 28th of April 2022.
The Poumai is the second largest Naga Tribe that resides in the Senapati District of Manipur.
As per reports from local media, a delegation of Poumai Tribe led by MLA J Kumo Sha and other civil bodies submitted a resolution that states the end of drugs in the area. The resolution was submitted to the Chief Minister of the state at his residence.
According to reports, the Chief Minister expressed his happiness over the resolution and thanked the community for their support against the rising drug-related crimes. The minister said, “it is indeed a historic moment. There have been instances of villages coming out in support of the ‘war against drugs.’ But it is the first time that such a large community or tribe has come out and declared such support to the war against drugs.”