Imphal, Jan 19:
Eight members of the Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) met with the Chief Minister of Manipur at his office bungalow. They expressed their dissatisfaction with the lack of action from both the state and central government regarding the ongoing crisis in the state.
After the meeting, COCOMI Coordinator Jeetendra Ningombam spoke to the media and conveyed their unhappiness with the way the Indian government and state government are handling the crisis. The team questioned the Chief Minister about why he and his government remain silent despite knowing that what is happening in the state is a proxy war against the people of Manipur.
Jeetendra emphasized that it is the responsibility of the Chief Minister or any elected representative in the state Assembly to protect the people of Manipur.
“We are unhappy when our state forces are attacked and killed in Moreh. We are angry when civilians are killed by armed Kuki militants in Haotak and Ningthoukhong Kha Khunou,” Jeetendra stated, expressing the need for visible action from the government.
The COCOMI leader pointed out that all the killings of innocent people occur near the presence of Central forces such as the Sikh regiment, Assam Rifles, and other Indian Army units.
“As representatives of COCOMI, we have demanded that the government take a clear stance,” Jeetendra said, warning that this is the final warning and if the government fails to act, they will face the consequences.
COCOMI also demanded the implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the revocation of the Suspension of Operations (SoO) within the next one or two days.