Imphal, Dec 29
A group of Responsible Indigenous Youths of the state gathered at the Laikhulembi Community Hall of Khurai Sajor Leikai today and took out Cultural Procession to demand to repeal all the Black Laws which are implemented in the Land of Indigenous Peoples which Includes CAA, 2019, AFSPA, 1958 etc.
The march was escorted by two torches, two Langdel (Traditional Drum), two Pena (Ritual Instrument) and Selbung (Alarm Bell).
The Protestors were on their way towards Kangla Fort to worship to save the Indigenous people of the state and region at large from those Black Laws, a team of Imphal East Police and Commandos and police personnel stopped them at the Lamlong junction and pushed back the rally.
A heated argument took place between the protestor and the security personnel, however the protestors returned back to the starting point.
One of the participants namely Mr. Phajaton expressed that “The government must not act against the Indigenous People (IPs) by passing various black laws and being imposed and implemented in the IPs land which cannot be accepted by us “the future generation” and we cannot compromise our culture, tradition and land for those who want to stay in Power is unacceptable by us. We march with the slogan “Houro Houro Yahouro, Yelhoumee Kallase, Amuba Wayel Pathaptagi Cheksin Phirep Lourase”. We will continue with such non violence action until it is heard by them i.e. the Government for the People!”