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The ‘facts’ is to decide the ‘fate’
- Imphal Times Editorial :: October 29 2019 -



The freezing wind that keeps the hills of Manipur, a once upon a time paradise for peace lovers, is finally getting warmer.

People across this region feel warmer, not only because thousand trees have been cut down but also because there blows an uncertain wind that will only be felt after October 31, (if in case the government of India stands with its decision).

The fall out of October 31 is a daring challenge for all the people of Manipur even though it may be assumed as a blessing for the neighbouring state Nagaland.

This is being stated as almost all Naga community belonging to various ethnic groups have united however, differences which still lingers among the various ethnic communities in Manipur due to the bitter truth of past events still divides the people.

The unfortunate part is that some actors still fails to recollect the near past where thousands of our brothers and sisters have sacrificed but still spells the myth of far past history of feudal days.

Rose, the lady of our Tangkhul community, who ended her life – like the ending of an immature blooming orchid blown away by the unfriendly wind, is not even a reality to some actors who seem to be rusting the iron hearted youths of the region.

But many ‘we’ still sheds tears for our sisters, aunties, brothers no matter they belongs to any community of this erstwhile kingdom because we were one and will be one forever.

Former Chief Minister of Nagaland SC Jamir may not want the Tangkhul community but no former Chief Ministers or the present Chief Minister had never ever felt the way that Mr. Jamir had felt for Tangkhul community.

NNPGs have now united in Nagaland but no political groups still fails to unite even after knowing that the tomorrow of Manipur may be a different Manipur.

22 years of working by way of exchanging ideas among some few actors seems to have forgotten to discuss the reality of today’s society who has been in this part of land.

The trust that people of their own has been shattered and the guns that they bought from hard earn money of the people of their own are now no different from an ‘useless swords’.

It is upto the government of India that will now decide the fate of NSCN-IM.

Everyone speculate that the fall out of October 31 may either be – a burning Manipur or reducing the might of NSCN-IM to a mere war mongering group that will become ‘not admissible to anywhere’.

The entire people of the state which is a home of 32 different communities is now shrewdly kept in state of collusion.

Fate of the erstwhile nation has now been totally handed over to the authority of a younger nation that this erstwhile nation joined with great hopes but shattered since then.

The present modus operandi of today’s society and the grievances of the people seem to be out of the purview of the so call peace making process.

Hate, enmity and jealousness have been injected and now the one time united people have been divided into pieces.

It is likely that screwy bullets that had haunted the people of Manipur may once more start floating here and there and it is also likely that the situation after October 31 may create a stalemate to the free movement of the innocent public.

For decades, the state of Manipur particularly in the Hill areas people had witnessed countless life from unwanted sound “pheecheeong” from the bayonets of many guns.

The later part of early 90s in the state of Manipur, if one recalled had seen many non authority mushroomed to countered by empowering themselves with SLP (self loaded powers).

The number of “pheecheeong..” had put all lives under tremendous fear, every community were terrorized.

Yes, please recalls the bloodiest blood bath between two major ethnic groups of the state ignited by the NSCN-IM in the early 90s and please let us not make that bloody history repeat to any other groups.



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