The 9th foundation day of the All Manipur Youth Protection Committee (AMYPCO) is being observed today at Manipur Press Club.
Convener of the JCILPS Kh. Ratan said that Manipur was one of the most powerful nation in the Asia continent and had run the nation through its own resources. However after it merged with the Indian union in 1949, Manipur became a zone prone to various social problems and lives of the people are dependent on the two national highway.
He added that the roles of CSOs are very much important in the conflict regions like Manipur as the civilians are often caught in middle of the two arms group. To protect the people CSOs need to work together.
He further said that India want is only the land area of the Manipur and not the people, and so as soon as Manipur merged with the Indian union the central government abolished the ILPS system which was implemented to protect and preserve the indigenous people of the state from the influx of outsiders.
As a result of the people’s movement recently, Manipur state assembly passed 3 ILPS bills but the central government is playing delaying tactics without giving accent to the bills citing the need for further discussions with various CSOs of the state. He added that MLAs need to work sincerely for the people in the implementation of the ILPS bills in Manipur.
President of AMYPCO Arjun Telheiba, , Dr. Y Mani Khuman- Convenor of PPCM, Ksh Bala- President of WWOK, Ak Memcha- president of KWWA and Joy Chingakham- Chairman of HRDM graced the function as President, Chief Guest and Guests of honor respectively.