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Chaoren asserts stand of RPF-III
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 26 2016 : One political objective of India is to keep Manipur as a frontier, a buffer zone against external aggression and exploit its resources to the maximum, alleged the statement.

To achieve this objective, GoI has been following three strategies.

First, they groomed a puppet ruling class.

Second, they unleashed all kinds of repressive measures through oppressive forces like army, paramilitary forces, police, secret agents, reaction- ary armed groups and enactment of a number of black laws to support these oppressive forces, and third, they have been projecting glitz and luxury as development.

Coupled with State 'terror- ism', the combination of these strategies have been breeding rampant corruption, commu- nal politics and conflicts, social evils and crimes, al- leged the statement.

With the beginning of the 21st century, many countries of Asia have been making rapid socio-economic progress but some other countries like Manipur have been struggling for freedom after their 'sovereignty' was forfeited.

The political history and reality about Manipur in 20th and 21st centuries is largely a narrative of freedom struggle against British colonial rulers and imperialist India.

The political system, su- per-imposed economic structure and proselytization into non-indigenous religious faiths severely mangled the integrity and sovereignty of Manipur.

The regime has been working consistently to destroy the interdependent relationship shared among different communities of Manipur.

GoI has also been engaging itself in many piece meal peace processes which have no solution in sight.

Apart from promoting factionalism and enticing many revolutionary groups with material benefits, GoI has been investing substantial amount of money in opening designated camps and mis- leading a large number of our youth, added Chaoren.

By claiming that there are more than 70 revolutionary groups in the so called North East region, GoI was trying to vindicate massive militarization and imposition of black laws like AFSPA in WESEA.

But today more and more people across the world have started realizing that Thangjam Manorama, Rabina, Sanjit and more than 1528 other people were killed in fake encounters in Manipur.

All these repressive measures have convinced our youth to take up arms and fight for freedom of the op- pressed masses.

But GoI is not sitting idle.

They have been goading, confusing and misleading many of our youth in order to form militias which would ultimately take the form of ethnic armies, added the statement.

The impacts and miseries of black laws, fake encoun- ters, absence of good transport infrastructure, lack of public health care facilities, absence of good governance and trustworthy electoral sys- tem are all common experiences of our oppressed people, claimed the statement.

None of these issues are spe- cific to either hill people or plain people.

Failure to com- prehend this reality is one major factor for the inability of the revolutionary groups of WESEA to achieve any pro- gressive stride.

If these common experiences are put in the foreground, one can definitely go beyond ethno- centric politics and identify the common enemy.

Moreo- ver, we will also be able to see the crucial line of division which separates religious and communal dogmatism from the liberation movement, claimed the statement.

The war of liberation fought against Burmese occu- pation in 1826, the Anglo-Manipur War of 1891, the Khongjai War of 1917, Haipou Jadonang and Rani Gaidinliu's anti-colonial movements of 1930-49 and the Nupi Lan of 1904 and 1939 transcended ethnic poli- tics.

These wars and move- ments stood firmly against foreign domination.

These revolutionary ideas which transcended ethnic politics were visible more clearly in the far-sighted socio-political movements spearheaded by Hijam Irabot.

In many of the continuous mass movements of Manipur, including the movement known as Meira Paibi move- ment to the world and in our brave mothers, there are ideal elements and political sagac- ity worthy to be emulated and carried forward, said the out- fit.

It's time for our people to unite and fight collectively.

All the communities settled together in Manipur can live with dignity when the people wake up and understand the political reality.

People's sup- port will enable revolutionaries to defeat the enemies and their nefarious conspiracies and set up a pro- gressive, prosperous, egalitarian society.


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