KSO decries, dubs UNC puppet of NSCN (IM)
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, December 17 2016:
The Kuki Students' Organisation has strongly condemned the 'unprovoked attack on Manipur police at Tengnoupal and Noney districts in which three policemen were killed,' by suspected NSCN (IM) cadres.
In a statement issued to the press today, the student body said that the suspected NSCN (IM) cadres may construe it as an act of bravado but in fact it was an act of cowardice.
"Bandhs and hartals are understandable but imposition of economic blockade indefinitely and taking away lives of innocent people just like that and the whole scheme with intent to create communal conflict are acts of cowardly people," further said KSO.
The seven new districts are for all, said KSO and added that all communities, irrespective of whether they are Nagas, Kukis or Meiteis, have equal stake in the growth and development of the new districts.
Quoting the Chief Minister, KSO said creation of new districts is for administrative conveniences and equitable distribution of development funds.
"The criminal acts by suspected NSCN (IM) cadres in the past 3 days have the potential to engulf the people and the land in a state of turmoil if it is not stopped immediately," said the student body and added that "the retaliation by people in the valley in protest against the NSCN (IM) is equally dangerous as it could affect the innocent tribal civilians" .
The situation does not augur well for peace and harmony, said KSO and added that every community should have the sensibility not to communalise the situation.
"The NSCN (IM)'s penchant for conflict both in the past and present does not serve any purpose but violence and segregation", said KSO and added that the BJP Government at the Centre ought to bear all the responsibilities.
Reasoning, KSO said that it was under the BJP Government that the Bangkok agreement of 2001 was signed and again it is the BJP Government which has signed the Framework Agreement with the outfit.
The Centre has to clarify whether this resurgence of violence in Manipur is a part of their Framework Agreement with NSCN (IM), added KSO.
It is the responsibility of the BJP Government to rein in the NSCN (IM) from creating more disturbances in Manipur.
The recent escalation of attack has only proved that the NSCN (IM) is behind the UNC that had created all the ruckus.
It is now evident that the UNC is no longer an organisation which represents the collective aspirations of all the Nagas but only represents the NSCN (IM).
The UNC only acts at the whims and desire of NSCN (IM) and is just a puppet of the NSCN (IM) .