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Understanding the politics of Killing

Nahakpam Shanta Singh *

Every Killing has a motive and is aimed to get noticed in Manipur. Killing is the best means to bring any organization back to track wether it is in order to get noticed amongst the mass or give a fear mark to the people.

Well I would rather call the recent killing as butchery as I believe that the young generation which played with the Guns and who are responsible for the death of so many non Manipuri did not know the motive of killing.

I would like to ask few questions to the people who have done it.

  1. Who has given them the right to kill human lives?
  2. Do they know that how much percentage of labor class people we need to survive or in order to develop along with other states?
  3. Do they know that the economy of any state cannot develop without the labor class?
  4. Will the people who have killed them come back in their place and work like them as a labor?
  5. Well they say that they are fighting for the Human rights which the Indian Army has violated many times but does the killing of Non Manipuri justify their act according to Human Rights?
These are few questions which I would like the people of Manipur to think and act upon. First of all no one has the right to kill other human lives even the legal government of Developed Nations (China is one country which eliminates the largest number of criminals through capital punishment in the world) are brought in to notice for their practice of public elimination of the people who committed the crime according to the law of their country. Countries in the gulf are criticized for the elimination of criminals (according to their law) in public.

Here in Manipur there is no law but it is just the decision of few people who have the power of guns with them who act without second thought. They should rethink before committing such heinous crime in future as there will remain no difference between the Indian Army which they are against.

Just rethink why we are against killing of Manoroma and many more Manipuri who were found dead with bullets in their body. It is because we believe that the people who were killed are innocent and the same people (Non Manipuri) what have they committed that they had to pay their lives.

We should always remember that we have to respect Human Lives in order to get respect of Human Lives from others.

It is really hilarious that they call themselves extremist fighting for the cause of the people and side by side they always commit the crime which brands them nothing less than Terrorist.

Labor class is one major population due to which we develop as the major part of the daily manual labor are carried out by them. In a state like Manipur 60% of the labor class people comes from the immigrants mostly from UP and Bihar. Just imagine if the 60% labor class people are pushed out of the state than who will take the responsibility of Manual labor.

Will the people of Manipur come forward to replace them? We should remember that they are very important part of our lives. We can recall some incidents during the early 90ís when the non Manipuri were forced to leave the state and some of the profession were replaced by the people of the state. It did not even took 1 year for them to return back to their own profession. We should never forget that we cannot replace the labor class.

If the people who have killed them think that they can replace them than it is well and good and I would appeal them to come forward and work in the place of the people whom they have killed. This is something which the Manipuri people will never do. In the absence of the Labor class many business will collapse and that is why such act should be thought properly before being acted upon.

Till now no organization has taken the responsibility nether they have called an appeal to search out the guilty and trial them for their sin against humanity. It is indeed true that after committing such acts, it is a shame that all the major organizations just say they have not done it. Such kind of in human act should make the groups realize that the guns are with the wrong and immature hands. No matter who has committed the sin but it has been a famous terror campaign which the people of Manipur will always remember.

What does the killer want the people to understand is it anything beyond terror that they have made us felt? Please donít forget that immature hands and brains cannot make the people feel of the cause you are after. By cause we mean the voice which comes out after the feeling of togetherness, the feeling of oneness. I believe that the actors of such crime should note that the people are against such heinous crime. And such crime will never be the voice of the people.

I would appeal the people who have done it to try and feel the peoples pulse and the need of time. Rather than acting kiddies way and playing with human lives it will be better if they try to learn more of humanity and mankind.


* Nahakpam Shanta Singh contributes regularly to e-pao.net. The writer can be contacted at santa_anta12(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)in .
This article was webcasted on March 28, 2008.


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