AMUCO warns GoI, State Govt
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, January 14 2017:
While categorically stating that the people of Manipur and the All Manipur United Clubs' Organisation (AMUCO) who have been fighting for the unity of Manipur and its territorial integrity are well aware of the dirty games being played by the Government of India through a handful of people whose liberation struggle has faded, AMUCO has warned the Government of India as well as the State Government not to create any condition which would compel the people of Manipur to take some extreme position.
Since the merger of Manipur into the Indian Union on October 15, 1949, Manipur and its people have been facing multiple challenges.
Nagaland State which never existed in the history was created with the sole objective of suppressing the Naga liberation movement.
A group split from the then NNC and formed NSCN.
The split away group led by a handful of people signed a cease fire agreement with the Government of India on August 1, 1997 after hundreds of Naga people had suffered all kinds of atrocities, conveyed a statement issued by AMUCO.
Since NSCN came into a dialogue process with the Government of India, the unity of Manipur and its territorial integrity are being challenged incessantly.
They have been hatching several conspiracies, both covert and overt, to create enmity among the indigenous communities of the land.
These malicious activities were something that were/ should be done by regressive people who had lost the meaning of freedom, AMUCO asserted.
In the course of the series of violent activities, one civilian (Dikhonang Golmei) was killed and three others namely Jacky Kamei, Nipon Kalita and Thuanilung Kamei were injured when a convoy of trucks was attacked by militants along Imphal-Jiribam highway on January 12 this year.
The attack ought to be condemned outright by all right thinking people of the world, and AMUCO too condemn it in the strongest terms.
While conveying solidarity to the bereaved family of the deceased victim, AMUCO prayed for speedy recovery of the injured victims.
The apex civil society organisation then asked as to why NSCN-IM is allowed to operate freely in Manipur who otherwise should be confined to the State of Nagaland and their Hebron camp since they are under a cease fire pact with the Government of India.
AMUCO further asked why NSCN-IM cadres are allowed to extort money, loot vehicles, kill people and outrage modesty of women in Manipur.
On the other hand, both the Government of India and State Government have been acting as silent spectators when the 28 lakh odd people of Manipur have been pushed to the extreme misery on account of indefinite economic blockade imposed on National Highways by some organisations like UNC and ANSAM.
Pointing out that the country's highest Court has categorically decreed that economic blockades are illegal, AMUCO questioned why the Government of India and the State Government have been quiet while all sections of people have been reeling under extreme misery for such a long time.
Such silence and indifference evoked a serious question among different sections of people whether NSCN-IM is supported by the Government of India, it added.