Imphal, June 5:
Large number of Meira Paibis, members of CSOs, and club members today staged a sit-in protest at Kwakeithel Bazar against the demand for Separate Administration by Kuki MLAs. The protest also demanded the abrogation of the Suspension of Operation (SoO) agreement with the Kuki militants.
The protest demonstration was organised under the aegis of the All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO) with objective to bring back peace and normalcy in the state.
Over 300 people attended the sit-in-protest by displaying placards with slogans such as “State Govt. should do immediate and bold action”, “Stop divide and rule policy”, “Flush out the Kuki terrorist from Manipur”, “Central Govt. should show interest at the present issue of Manipur”, “State Govt. should do an immediate and proper arrangement for the charred villagers.
Speaking on the occasion President of AMUCO Ph. Nando Luwang said that there seems a hidden agenda behind the ongoing crisis as the Central Govt. didn’t show much interest in the communal crisis of the state.
“During the visit of Home Minister Amit Shah, no concrete measures for the solution of the ongoing crisis in the state has been announced, but announced a separate route and air transport systems through helicopters for the Kukis community”, Nando said.
Nando further questioned the agenda of the Central government in using the Assam Rifles troopers in fuelling the ongoing crisis by supporting the armed Kuki militants. He said that due to the act of the Assam Rifles people today have started stopping them from entering to the villages. It seems that the Assam Rifles wanted the crisis to continue so that the central government can impose president rule in the state, Nando added.