Imphal, March 13: Conglomerate of major rebel groups – CorCom, operating in the region while boycotting the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 16 has called 17 hours total shut down from 1 am to 6 pm of the day in the state.
CorCom is a body comprises of PREPAK, PREPAK (PRO), UNLF and RPF. A statement of the publicity committee of this body in an e-mail to media houses said that students appearing in the ongoing examinations, rituals activities, fire service and medical emergency will be relax during the total shut down.
The statement said that the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state of Manipur is nothing but to suppress the people of this state to strengthen the colonial rule.
“The propose visit of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 16 to lay foundation stone for National Sports University at Koutruk of Imphal East and for inauguration of the National Science Congress at Manipur University is not new. Like other Indian leaders he will deliver sweet words by pretending real care for the people of the state so that the colonial rule strengthened”, the CorCom Statement said.
On the other hand the statement said that India’s Look East Policy which has been converted into Act East Policy is not for improvement of economy of the people of this region. The policy is for suppressing the revolutionary movement in the region, the statement added.
It said, in all the bilateral agreement signed by India with the 10 member ASEAN countries since 1992, a provision to jointly fight the revolutionary movement and combat terrorism has been mention. India terms the revolutionary movement here in WESEA region as terrorist.
The statement also said that if Modi want a develop Manipur than why Industrial Park which was included in the 12 point agreement with China has been established at Gujarat instead of Manipur (Kangleipak).
The silence of Prime Minister Modi over the people demands for repeal of draconian Act AFSPA has also been mentioned saying that till today the matter has been left aside.
The CorCom statement said that to the people of the region – Indian National Congress, Janata Party, Bharatiya Janata Party and other political parties of India makes no difference. Their policy toward Manipur (Kangleipak) is no difference, it added.