A GROUP of Zanzibaris led by Mr Rashid Salum Adiy have written to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, demanding him to define Zanzibar's geographical sovereignty, threatening that failure to do so, they would be forced to address the issue to International Court of Justice at the Hague. In their letter to the UN boss dated August 14, this year, the group wants the UN to explain Zanzibar and Tanganyika thoroughly as far as UN membership was concerned and the legality of the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. "Failure by the UN to respond in 14 days will leave our clients with no other alternative, but seek legal redress against union president, the attorney generals of both union and Zanzibar, the House speakers of both union and Zanzibar, the Secretary General of Revolutionary Council of Zanzibar and yourself (UN chief)," the notice reads. According to the notice written by J.C. Chidzipha & Co. Advocates of Mombasa in Kenya, the group of Zanzibaris claiming to represent all Zanzibaris in the islands seek to establish "whether by the UN Charter and the standards on international law, the union between the Tanganyika and Zanzibar was perfectly legal and constitutional or simply conceived to serve the political expediencies of the time." They also demand to know whether the application by the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar to join the UN as a distinct sovereign member state was discussed by the Security Council before it was approved. Mr Adiy and his colleagues in the group of 11 Zanzibaris also ask from the UN boss whether there was a letter of approval from the United Nations to the Republic of Tanganyika, confirming the withdrawal of permanent seat and membership of Zanzibar before the union was declared. The members of the group have been arguing since 2007 when they filed a case in the Zanzibar High Court, wanting to be shown the original copy of agreement of the union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar, that the union ‘is illegal' and pray to be revoked to pave way for the reformation after fresh discussions. SOURCE: DAILY NEWS.