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Petition to Review & Rectify UN Press Release on Manipur Issue Surpasses 100,000 Signatures
- 28th November 2023 :: World Meetei Council -

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Since its initiation by the World Meetei Council on October 23, 2023, via change.org, representing the Meeteis in India and Meetei diaspora around the world, including numerous concerned individuals from various communities, has united to amplify a collective voice representing hundreds of thousands of individuals. The plea seeks a re-evaluation and amendment of the UN press release to ensure a more equitable and comprehensive understanding of the issue.

Obtaining 100,000 online signatures in the midst of an active internet ban for the general public in Manipur has been a formidable challenge. We are optimistic that the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights will now re-assess the biased press release issued by the Special Mandate Holders. Our voice must not go unheard.

It is evident that the overwhelming support stems from the collective disappointment that the United Nations has seemingly endorsed the global propaganda of the Kuki community by unjustly favoring them due to their Christian religion, minority, and victimhood claim. The press release lacks balance and impartiality, potentially perpetuating a divisive narrative.

The petition disputes several points raised in the press release, including the portrayal of the conflict as religious, gender-based, incited by hate speech, the characterization of the Kuki community as an ethnic minority, and their portrayal as victims. It sheds light on the complex dynamics of the conflict, emphasizing the Meetei community's status as the indigenous and endangered community in India.

The petition addresses the grave consequences of the alleged ethnic cleansing of Meeteis in Chin Kuki dominated districts on May 3, 2023, marking the onset of the ongoing Manipur violence.

Additionally, it exposes the primary cause of the issue as alleged illicit plans, actions, and aggression associated with ChinKuki narco-terrorist groups, their political representatives, and militant factions operating under Suspension of Operations (SoO) agreements with the government, all motivated by the common goal of establishing a separate nation, "Zoland," which has never existed.

The significant milestone of 100,000 signatures was achieved on November 26, 2023.

The latest total stands at 111,996 signatures and still counting. The count will be officially closed by the World Meetei Council on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

The petition, along with the total number of signatures, will then be submitted to the United Nations OHCHR through the official channel. We request each one of you to sign the appeal if you havenít done so yet, and gather signatures from your family and friends.

Link is available here: https://chng.it/T6bgrDD7DT

The World Meetei Council firmly believes that the biased press release will undergo revision. We emphasize the crucial role of the United Nations in maintaining credibility as a neutral and objective international organization.

Yambem Arun Meetei
Secretary General,
CEC - World Meetei Council


* This info was provided by World Meetei Council who can be contacted at worldmeeteicouncil(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This article was posted on November 29 2023 .



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