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PREPAK likens India to Soviet Union-I
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, October 08 2020: The proscribed PREPAK has categorically stated that there is no Nation State comparable with India, and the only Nation with a similar political arrangement is the erstwhile Soviet Union which broke up in 1991.A statement issued by PREPAK acting Chairman Kh Sathy on the occasion of the outfit's 43rd foundation day (October 9) extended warm greetings to all indigenous people of the region.

It also saluted party comrades, member parties of CorCom and leaders of the revolutionary movement sharing the struggle in the WeSEA region as well as the media fraternity.

Though, India proclaims its political independence, it is far from achieving financial independence.

There is an ongoing debate on whether the concept of India is an empire or a Nation State, it remarked.

Considering the cultural and linguistic discourse on Nationalism, India cannot be termed a Nation State.

Comparing the singular linguistic objective of a Nation State as in Europe, considered the birth place of the concept of Nation State, there is no such Nation State comparable with India, and the only Nation with a similar political arrangement is the erstwhile Soviet Union which broke up in 1991, it alleged.

A number of small Asian Nations and Nationalities are at loggerheads with India as a result of the treacherous policy arrangements which were initiated by the colonial British rulers at the behest of Mountbatten before leaving India, thereby handing down their unfinished agenda to independent India, further alleged the outfit.

There are strong reasons for the contradictions in the discourses put up by the Indian State and the oppressed Nations, as the ruling class, using the power at their disposal, deliberately highlights only the economic questions while sidelining the National right and National question of the oppressed history of the smaller Nations, reads the acting Chairman's statement.

The Government of India should acknowledge the contradiction and then work on the 'decolonization process' for sustainable peace as is being done in the rest of the world.

The National contradiction began with the formation of India in 1947 and is continuing, and even in WeSEA Region where there is no contradiction, there exists economic contradiction as out of the population of 135 crore, 80 crore are living a life of abject poverty and in destitute, and their independence is not included in the concept of independence of India, it said.

It would prove to be a daunting task to look for a meeting point between the dreams for independence of a community bereft of National right due to the presence of National contradiction with the definition of Independence defined by the Indian ruling class, Sathy said.

Claiming the region to be independent while keeping tabs on the youths of the region by deploying military forces, police and intelligence agencies is ridiculous, but in this land ruled by unscrupulous agents, there are scholars, writers, degree holders, electronic and print media who will attest to the claim and espouse theories, news and articles, seminars and oratories to present the oppressed people in shackles as independent, it said.

The acting Chairman continued that a strong international pressure emerged on India's claim of independence as questions of its Nationalism allegedly suppressing the culture, traditions and histories of its various regions arose.

After the same questions were satisfactorily answered and peacefully settled in Europe and America, it was the turn of the former Soviet Union, and when National contradictions arose in 1989-90, 15 Independent countries were formed as an answer to the question in 1991.India's colonial scholars and the power elite joked about the possibility finishing off the 15 lakh citizens of Estonia in a single night by deploying World's biggest Red Army and KGB which showed the contradictions in the political conscience and difference in the idea of independence between Indian rulers and that of the Soviet Union, it alleged.

The political imagination of Hindustan has not been able to imagine the independence of a community unlike the Soviets because the power elites of Hindustan inherited not only the colonial machine but also the colonial mindset and behaviour as well.

On matters of colonialism, the Leftists and the Rightists of Hindustan are on the same plane, it alleged.

When the independence of a community is lost, it is impossible to uphold individual independence.

Adverse economic condition of a community or society is not the cause for social contradiction, but is an issue of National question as the Nationalism of Bihar which is lagging behind in economic development from the rest of India has never been in contradiction with that of India as it has always been a part of India.

Though the power elite of India neglect or are ignorant of the history of the land, they often try to interpret history according to their convenience but the deep undercurrent of history can never be diverted or altered, asserted the PREPAK acting chairman.


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