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CorCom announces total shutdown
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 08 2022: Saying that they would boycott the Indian Independence Day (August IS) as in the preceding years, the CorCom has announced total shutdown all over the State from 1 am of August 15 till 6.30 pm of the same day.

A statement issued by the CorCom Publicity Committee informed that essential services, medical, electricity, water supply, fire service, press and religious functions would be exempted from the purview of the shutdown.

The recent instruction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fly the Indian National flag atop every house is a new strategy of the alien rule towards WESEA including Manipur (Kangleipak).

The call for 'Har Ghar Tiranga' is a secret ploy to complete the process of Indianisation of all the communities/Nations who were forcibly merged into the Indian Union, it alleged.

Driven by Hindu chauvinism and their doctrine of 'One Nation, one culture, one religion and one language', the Government of India has been systematically removing whatever little support and protection given to minorities through Constitutional amendments, the CorCom said.

Scrapping of Article 370 from Jammu & Kashmir and formulation of the Citizenship Amendment Act are unmistakable examples, it asserted.

The Hindutva policy based on Hindu chauvinism is a deliberate attempt to exterminate minority communities who have their own identity, language and culture, the CorCom alleged.

The Indian Independence Act 1947 clearly reflects that India lacks the basic elements of being a Nation.

That was why, India was divided into Dominion of India and Dominion of Pakistan under Section 1(1) of the Indian Independence Act.

Under Section 7(b) of the same Act, the Government of British India annulled all the agreements and treaties it signed with 565 Princely States and thus Manipur (Kangleipak) regained its independence, it said.

As the British colonial rulers left Manipur, the Manipur National flag was hoisted in the night of August 14, 1947 and it signified restoration of Manipur's sovereignty.

Soon Manipur marched on a new path of Constitutional monarchy and the first elections were held in 1948 .

Thus Manipur became one of the first few countries in the entire Asiatic continent to form a democratic Government.

The fact that Manipur had regained its independence was testified by the annexation of 1949 .

Indian expansionist nationalism brought Manipur under Indian occupation by using military force on October 15, 1949, it alleged.

Soon after, India withdrew all the existing mechanisms to check entry of non-local people and as a result, the population of non-local people rose dramatically.

In addition, the Government of India enforced martial law (AFSPA 1958) and committed a series of war crimes upon the indigenous peoples of WESEA, it alleged.

Given these historical-facts, the recent directive to hoist the Indian National flag at every house to commemorate the 75th Independence Day of India sounds rather awkward in the context of WESEA, the CorCom remarked.

Modi's instruction to fly Indian National flag over every house is a new strategy to extinguish the spirit of smaller Nations which were independent earlier and their yearning for freedom, it alleged.

The CorCom also alleged that the Government of India has been producing a number of literatures in cahoots with a handful of traitorous writers to project the region's fight against British colonial rulers as a part of India's Brahminical nationalism.

Today, the peoples of WESEA are being subjected to racism and political violence.

CAA, uniform civil code, scrapping of Article 370 and the recent order to hoist Indian National flag are nothing but ideological violence, it alleged.

India should never forget that Manipuri people always hold dear their history of freedom and Manipur has its own National flag.

Asserting that the Indian National flag does not signify the freedom of Manipur (Kangleipak), the CorCom appealed to all the people of the land not to hoist the Indian National flag.


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