Imphal, Feb 12:
The ongoing crisis in the state of Manipur, which has lasted for over nine months, seems to be enjoyed by the central government, according to Nando Luwang, President of the All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO). He made these remarks during the organization’s 31st Foundation Day held at Kwakeithel.
Nando Luwang elaborated on how AMUCO has been working towards building a peaceful atmosphere by uniting all the communities of the state. He stated that the central government appears to derive pleasure from the burning of houses in Manipur, much like the lights of the Diwali festival.
“The cries of the people affected by the crisis are being heard by the government of India as entertaining songs,” Nando said. He added that the central government seems to be waiting for more lives to be sacrificed in this ongoing crisis. He revealed that over a thousand lives, both Naga and Kuki, have been lost, and the government of India seems to be waiting for the death toll to rise in this current crisis. Nando also mentioned that during the bloody clashes of the early 90s, the government of India did nothing to put an end to the violence. He expressed his anger towards the government, stating that they are behaving in the same manner today.
“The present crisis is not a simple game orchestrated by the government of India. They are playing this game, waiting for more people to die and more houses to be destroyed and burned,” Nando told the gathering with fury.
Addressing the Kuki Zo community directly, the AMUCO President stated that their movement will not be accepted by the people of Manipur, as their claims are not supported by history.
“Your demand is not supported by history, culture, geography, or even anthropology,” Nando said to the Kuki-Zo warmongers and narco-terrorists.