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'Hidden Bharat in the Dark Shadow of India'
Source: IT News

Imphal, October 08 2019: On the occasion of the 43rd Raising Day of the Red Army of PREPAK(Pro), the outfit paid revolutionary salute to all the departed souls in the course of liberation struggle and the outfit also convey regards to all the communities and fraternal revolutionary organizations to share a few thoughts on the occasion.

A statement signed by L.Paliba M, Chairman, PREPAK(Pro) categorically recount s historical event and the present state of the people on why Manipur should not be free from the clutch of the colonial ruler.

Produced here is the statement.

Deviously Created India:

The history of annexation in India is not always in a natural and democratic process.

Two princely States of Gujarat namely Manavadar which was a tiny state in size and Junagadh had been acceded to Pakistan by the then rulers.

But the Indian Government had dispatched many police forces to this region and imposed economic blockades.

Rulers and heads of the state had been driven out of this region and many officials were arrested.

Taking chances of this situation, Referendums were conducted in these two States on February 1948 and eventually these States acceded to India.

Later, Government of India deployed armies under the codename "Operation Polo" and "Operation Vijay" and then annexed Hyderabad and Goa respectively.

The popular election of Sikkim held in 1947 had rejected the proposal of Sikkim to be part of India, and so Sikkim was an independent kingdom.

Despite earlier rejection, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi along with the RAW conspired and ordered the Indian Armies to take control of Sikkim and detain the king.

Thereafter Sikkim was annexed by India under the controversial Referendum of 14 April 1975 that allowed many Indians to vote.

Referring to such illegitimate incidence, the Prime Minister Morarji Desai said in New York Times (1978) that "the annexation of Sikkim is an undesirable step".

By putting Maharaja Budhachandra of Manipur under house arrest, he was forced to sign the Merger Agreement instead of holding referendum.

A big question remains still in the mind of Manipuri people of why and how plebiscite was not held in Manipur as it was done in other similar princely states and why the Durbar members were not also advised to express their opinion.

India has not yet replied.

It shows that there was apprehension among the Indian leaders to seek public opinion and it implicitly marks a big question.

Manipur was well advanced in enacting the constitution and started its administration under popular election system as compared to India.

This made Indian leaders uncertain and hazy about the people of Manipur that they might not like to join the newly independent India.

Moreover, various agencies provided intelligence inputs to Indian leaders that it might not be successful in integrating Manipur if referendum was held.

Similarly, since Kashmiri people did not like to join India freely, the Indian intelligent agencies reported to the then Indian leaders that the UN sponsored plebiscite would not come in favor of India.

This was the main reason that the UN Resolution on Kashmir Plebiscite was not implemented by the Indian government.

Many princes of Hindu majority states met the future Pakistan leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah and discussed with him about the terms of merger with Pakistan.

Travancore and Hyderabad declared their willingness to be independent kingdoms, and even disclosed their closeness with Pakistan.

Two political developments shocked the Indian leaders.

(To be continued) .


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