Social Unrest in Manipur: Logical Reasoning.

Social Unrest in Manipur: Logical Reasoning.

Written By: / Articles / Wednesday, 28 December 2016 21:25

By: Aaron Lungleng On the eve of calling code of conduct for Manipur General Election 2017 Legislative Assembly, the 44 years old state is in turmoil about to explode communal cataclysm. Let us in sound mind reason together.
For 15 years Ibobi led Congress Party ruled the state. Sadly, downfall of the Congress Party in the centre have adversely affected the state too. Gaining modi’s wave have curbing and dwindling the strong hold congress state wide. On the verge of losing the political ground Ibobi realized to burn communal inferno go regain his position. During the convenient time in the last 14 years contentious no “Pandora Box’ was opened. But today, within overnight seven districts is declared without consultation to any stakeholders; without any arrangement to fulfil a full fledged district in human resources and plan economic budgets to run them alleging that it was purely for administrative convince.
Isn’t this blind folding the common state’s citizens?
If for purely administrative convince, why don’t Lilong (Muslim dominated area) be call out for the same?
Why Kanglatombi (densely Nepalis settled area) out of the preview and consideration in the eyes of the State Congress Cabinets?
The United Naga Council call for clarification on the likeliness after sensing its intention to create Sadar Hills and Jeribam.
The UNC demands to peaceful coexistence were flatly ignored thus UNC call on an economic blockade.
Is social/civil demands and protest a crime, undemocratic tends to human rights violation? Is informed economic blockade more inhuman than sudden life threatening human blockade (Khurai- Lamlong) terrorizing travelers in the declared 144 CrPc (Indian Penal Act) area irrespective of young and old, women and children further destruction to non commercial vehicles? Or is that yet to qualify State’s human rights violation and State’s incitement to awaken holocaust?
UNC leaders were hunted down and remanded to custody till today. While UCM (United Committee Manipur) and Meitei JYC who spearhead the counter blockade causing and attacked the secret Churches razing to ground, mob attacked on 18 December to Christmas home comers are free from any lawful restrictions but encourage communal campaign even through mass media (see Manipur ISTV, Manung Hutna).
Don’t this give enough evidence of State sponsored terrorism to humanity?
Where do we find freedom of speech, rights to live and freedom to address public grievances?
Is Manipur government only for the Meiteis?
The Nagas address their grievances to the Manipur government but failed to respect their civil and endogenous rights? But how Meiteis attack the Nagas is beyond human comprehension.
Recently, ILP bandh and blockade was imposed by the Meiteis, wasn’t Nagas adopt non interference policy for peaceful coexistence?
It is time, Manipur government list out the indigenous community within the state. It is also suspicious that Manipur grant indigenous inhabitants to Bangladesh Muslims, Nepalese and other immigrants flux in from the porous borders adjacent to India. Otherwise, is it constitutional to grant aboriginal to any community if they settled in a given area for a certain period of time. Can any immigrant community expect the same in the near future after say 100/200 years within the state?
If indigenous rights are to deprived, it is time to disintegrate Manipur today. Taking the opportunity of Ibobi’s failed administration, BJP Manipur Pradesh (valley base BJP) wrestle to gain valley vote bank by asserting that without centre support Manipur cannot break thorough socio- political blocks and impossible to sustained statehood. This alone are thought to be less effective for total peoples confidence therefore, the Issue in hand has to shoulder upon NSCN-IM further alleging breaking of ceasefire ground rules in Manipur. Using such propaganda they think to tussle against the NSCN-IM and GoI for gaining political stand in the state. Such malicious communal slogan is thought to be the best political strategy for BJP Manipur Pradesh to win the upcoming election. Here is a question; whether GoI and IM ceasefire extended to Manipur or not else what ceasefire ground rules do they bark around?
Whose life are they wanting to waste for their five year politics.
Let any contending party may not be played with low profile politics at the risk of peaceful coexistence.
If the communities of Manipur swayed blindly by vested politics without digging the root cause and contemplate in univocal to the crippling corruption that tens and thousands of young dreams are shattered leaving them educated unemployed and constitutional breakdown, the future of Manipur is at stake
Take hard dear heart, the malady to today’s Manipur lies not in communal illness but in political malign.

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Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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