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Oppressors are the rulers of India: PREPAK-I
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 29 2019: The proscribed PREPAK has categorically stated that there was no country called India before the British colonial rulers created British India.

If the British had not come to the ancient Bharat, today's big country known as India might not have existed.

The remark once made by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and the so-called father of the Indian Constitution, BR Ambedkar in the Indian Parliament that they want all the Indians separated by the partition to be united amply demonstrates their characteristic of being racist and greedy for territory, according to a statement issued by the outfit's acting Chairman Kh Sathy.

Many brave patriots who fought against the British to restore freedom and sovereignty of their motherland like Bhagat Singh were branded as terrorists and hung to death.

However the people of India steadfastly objected to the terrorist tag given to Bhagat Singh.

Rather, Indian people regard him as a martyr who had sacrificed his life for his motherland, in their language, "Shahid" and pay respect to him at the highest level.

Soon after British colonial rulers left the region, Kangleipak was forcibly annexed to the Indian dominion using military power in 1949, it alleged.

That India, which did not like Bhagat Singh to be branded as a terrorist by the British, is now terming the revolutionaries of this region who are fighting for restoration of their sovereignty and independence as terrorists.

What India should remember is that Kangleipak is not trying to disturb the integrity of India created out of nowhere by the British.

"What we are saying is, only return our land that you have forcibly snatched by adopting terrorizing tactics", Sathy said.

The revolutionaries are not terrorists, but are courageous patriots.

The oppressors are India.

This is the conflict of political history between the colonial masters and the colonized people who are trying to get out of the colonial bondage that cannot be compromised, alleged the outfit.

India has been relentlessly trying to dub Pakistan as a State that sponsors terrorist groups and declared as such.

But the outfit asked if there is there any reason why India whose 'occupation forces' have been continuously carrying out terrorist activities in Kashmir and WESEA region including Kangleipak that had never been part of Indian territory during the past so many years shouldn't be declared as a terrorist State.

After the United Nations Security Council had included the name of Azhar Masood in the list of world terrorists, particularly after India's intense lobby, India must be aware that it is yet to be declared as a terrorist State despite Ihe excessive acts of terrorism meted out to the people of Kashmir and WESEA region.

Unless India steps back from its acts of terrorism or if India is not declared as a terrorist State, it will be a big setback in the efforts made by the United Nations to wipe out terrorism from the surface of the earth, alleged the acting Chairman.

In contravention of the provisions laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Indian Constitution, India has been engaging in summary execution of persons in custody without any trial at whims.

Numerous people have been tortured to death and many others have succumbed due to excessive torture in custody.

Sometimes beyond all human sympathy, many innocent people have been killed after arresting them and their bodies had been made to disappear forever.

However, families of those killed, without knowing whether they will return or not, are waiting with a heavy heart unable to perform the last rites, said the outfit.

With the enforcement of the extreme tool of colonialism, AFSPA 1958, despite its claim that it is the largest democracy in the world, India has been imposing an undeclared emergency for many years resulting in military rule in Kangleipak.

That has given way to genocide, massacre, etc, and in the name of combing operation against the revolutionaries, many women have been raped and killed while many others have been left maimed and disabled, alleged the acting Chairman.

Not only these, in their most extreme strike of terrorism, the Indian occupation force hurled bomb at the Meira Paibis, who are known not only in this region but also all over the world as the symbolic institute of human rights protection causing casualties.

Instead of considering and treating with respect the arrested revolutionaries as prisoners of war as per the provisions of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL), they are subjected to brutal torture and many of them have been tortured to death, the outfit alleged.

Common Article 3 of four Geneva Conventions clearly points out that persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed 'horse de combat' by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria.

Thus violation to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture; taking hostages, outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment etc are prohibited.

Sections 4, 5 and 6 of AFSPA -1958, enforced in contravention of the provisions of ICCPR, 1966, which India itself had ratified, and also in violation of its own laws, authorize the occupation forces to kill innocent people without a fair trial, and behind the undeclared emergency, those armed forces personnel, who kill innocent people without trial, are protected by the draconian law.

Though India had signed the Geneva Convention on August 12, 1949, it is yet to ratify the Additional Protocol 2 of 1977 on one or the other ground.

Their NGOs do not put pressure on the Government either.

Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 7 of ICCPR both of which had been signed by India prohibit torture of human beings.

Terrorism is a crime committed against humankind.

Nevertheless, the international laws allow the freedom movements of the communities whose freedom had been snatched away, it asserted.


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