State will not surrender : Anand
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, December 26 2016:
Congress MLA RK Anand has stated that the UNC's indefinite economic blockade aimed at disintegrating Manipur should be fought back in a befitting manner and the Government would never surrender to such designs.
He was speaking at the inaugural functions of a market shed cum community hall at Malom Tulihal and newly constructed community halls at Malom Terakha and Malom Hawairou.
Anand stated that the Government was determined to tackle the unlawful economic blockade in a befitting manner.
The ongoing indefinite economic blockade was driven by NSCN-IM's ambition of Naga integration and this fact was also known to the State Government as well as the people of Manipur.
The seven new districts were created with the primary objectives of taking governance to remote hill areas.
NSCN-IM and UNC opposed the many development programmes taken up by the State Government and UNC imposed the economic blockade in opposition to the Government's development policy, said the MLA.
The Government would not tolerate any activity aimed at disintegrating Manipur, Anand asserted.
The two UNC leaders were arrested and lodged in judicial custody because what they did was too much.
He also decried the allegations made by the Union Minister of State for Home against the State Government and also for making ambiguous statements.
Pointing out that AFSPA is enforced in larger part of Manipur including hill districts and both army and paramilitary forces are present in the State in large numbers, Anand asked as to why the Union MoS (Home) did not deal with the issue of indefinite economic blockade properly.
He further questioned the Government of India's inaction when NSCN-IM violated cease fire ground rules by killing police personnel and snatching weapons from security forces in Manipur.