By - B. Angousana Sharma
Member of Senior Citizen’s Forum of Manipur
The Senior Citizens of Manipur; the forums of Imphal East and West; the Women Organisations of Manipur are requested to hold an urgent meeting in regard of Framework Agreement of NSCN-IM and India Government which is still not ready to honour the intent of the people of Manipur, by maintaining secrecy which must have open up to the stake holders of the people of the North-eastern states, which is inviting a civil war; which will not be good health to the Government of India.
On the other, the BJP led coalition Govt. is else responsible for the lack of real information and intent of the Central Government. Otherwise, Government of Manipur could have been dissolved the Govt. on the basis of lack of coordination to the core of the agreement undergone in between NSCN-IM and interlocutor of the Government.
People of Manipur is asking to the Government of India that, what agreement is undergoing which cannot be disclosed to the people of Manipur? As a result, Manipuris are in doubt of territorial integrity of Manipur, as NSCN-IM has long been exercising to dis-integrate the people of Manipur, of the Hills, in the name of Naga Integration, which was long been witnessing by the Legislators of Manipur, by the Governments of Manipur, political activists of Manipur.
But, Government of Manipur could not react upon the Naga Integration inside the territory of Manipur with the introspection of politics, with the vote-bank politics. But today it seems Manipur is in trouble, which would understand by the Government.
Therefore, my appeal to the Senior Citizens of Manipur that we have lost time, dedicate time, we have lost lives but I am in serious doubt of loosing integrity by warming up of the situation due to Framework Agreement, which rumouring loss of territory by extending Single Umbrella Administration and Share Sovereignty to Nagaland; which of the cause might install a battle, if the Govt. of India is not in favour of maintaining territorial integrity of Manipur; not in favour of safeguarding Manipur, but intending to make pieces into small communities.
Also I would demand to dissolve the State Assembly to fight the undisclosed agenda of the Govt. of India, which always leads the people of Manipur lost. Let the people of Manipur allow to know the real intent of the Govt. of India’s agenda in connection with NSCN-IM Peace Talk, which of the acts are time and again found irritating the innocent people of Manipur, with the cause of Naga Peace Talk with the Govt. of India after 1999, the then BJP Govt. are all found to be serious about the conspiracy in the BJP Govt. of India with the Naga activists. The frequent attacks upon the people of Manipur are unforgettable. Manipur remain victim of Naga Terrorism with the facts of the National Highway-2, which through Nagaland to reach Manipur become weak point for the people of Manipur.
Advantaging NH-2 to the NSCN Manipuris had lost lives, properties, revenue to appease Naga Terrorists, which is serious note to the Govt. of India. Yet, instead of healing the deep injuries of Manipur, Govt. of India if else to sabotage the integrity of Manipur must hold responsible dialogue with the Govt. of Manipur and Govt. of India immediately; so that, the doubt of loss of territorial integrity of Manipur in the people would removed.
Because, as and when any movement about the integrity of Manipur happened, had lost lives of a single community i.e. Meiteis occurred; which is considerable to the Govt. of Manipur and the Senior Citizens intellectuals of Manipur.
Keeping in view of the latest development of the Imphal valley in relation with the Framework Agreement of Naga Peace Talk with the Govt. of India, Manipur remained turmoil, asking question frequently to finalise a proper peaceful agreement; so that the territorial integrity of Manipur should not be hurt at any cost.