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CorCom to observe 12th Foundation Day; Elaborates the root of the present crisis

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, July 7:

Joint body of rebel group – the Coordination Committee (CorCom) is all set to observed its 12th Foundation day on July 8. In connection with the day the rebel group greets the people of the region and elaborated on the root of the present crisis in Manipur.
A statement by the MM Ngouba , Convenor-in-charge of CorCom said that a deeply unfortunate crisis that we never wished to experience has befallen our beloved motherland, leaving us overwhelmed with an indescribable anguish. Once more, we find ourselves united at a decisive juncture, faced with the imperative task of making the correct choice. Taking advantage of some tensions, Kuki militants operating under SoO have capitalized on the opportunity to advance their long-standing agenda, resorting to the use of weapons and committing indiscriminate acts of violence resulting in the loss of innocent lives, including women and children. They have set fire to homes and entire villages leading to the forced displacement tens of thousands of people and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. The colonial administration, the government of India, and the Mayang soldiers having all rallied in support of the Kuki militants, have collectively committed an unpardonable offense against our people.
Resolving any crisis becomes easier when appropriate time and circumstances align. However, once those opportune moments pass, resolving the crisis becomes increasingly difficult or may not happen at all. Postponing timely resolution exacts a higher toll in terms of human resources, properties, labor, and even lives. Manipur (Kangleipak) faces the added challenge of being compelled to wait for the actions of colonial powers, as dictated by the prevailing colonial condition, where all responsibilities and avenues for resolving the crisis rests with Delhi. This leaves the people at the mercy of Delhi who may or may not make any efforts towards a resolution. The ongoing crisis in our homeland, Manipur (Kangleipak), serves as a constant reminder of the catastrophic consequences that unfold when a nation is deprived of its fundamental rights.
Manipur (Kangleipak) finds itself in a state of devastation, primarily due to the relationship between Manipur (Kangleipak) and India, coupled with the passive stance adopted by the Mayang soldiers in the face of the crisis. These two aspects can no longer be concealed. The people of Manipur (Kangleipak) have made two crucial mistakes, as they were deceived into believing that Manipur (Kangleipak) is an inseparable (integral) part of India, and they had unwarranted confidence in entrusting the Mayang army as their protector. The ongoing crisis, persisting for several weeks, serves as a daily reminder of how distant the aforementioned beliefs are from the reality.
Despite the relentless efforts to portray Manipur (Kangleipak) as just another state of India, it is widely recognized that there exist conditions that indicate a distinctive colonial political relationship between India and Manipur (Kangleipak). Following the disintegration of the British Indian Empire, Manipur (Kangleipak) briefly reclaimed its sovereignty and established a republican democracy, marking a remarkable political accomplishment in the Asian region during that point of time. However, India employed deceitful strategies and military force to colonize Manipur (Kangleipak), resulting in India assuming the role of the colonial ruler and Manipur (Kangleipak) being transformed into a colonized nation. This colonial relationship has persisted since then. In a short span of time, the people of Manipur (Kangleipak) began raising their voices for democratic liberation, but India responded by implementing policies aimed at suppressing these popular voices. As the revolution progressed to armed struggle, the Indian administration further intensified its repressive measures. Under the guise of counter insurgency, India has persistently instilled fear and terror among the people of Manipur (Kangleipak). To the colonial rulers, Manipur (Kangleipak) is merely a battleground where the democratic consent of its people holds no significance, and their policies lack any consideration for the development and welfare of the population. Take for example, the conditions of the roads and bridges. Even after 70 years of colonial rule the conditions of Imphal- Jiribam highway have been pathetic. The perennial artificial inconveniences persisting on Imphal- Dimapur highway are well known by the colonial rulers. The conditions have been allowed to deteriorate under the vigilant supervision of the top Mayang strategists responsible for managing Manipur’s (Kangleipak) affairs.
As a universal norm, every action taken by an army is based on orders, and within the army, no task can be carried out without a proper order. Soldiers are bound by strict disciplinary rules and regulations, preventing them from exercising personal freedom in matters of sleep, wake up, and meals. Disobeying a command or order within the army results in severe penalties, with various degrees of punishment swiftly enforced. Soldiers who disobey commands related to firing or violate orders against firing can face court- martial proceedings. In the event that higher-ranking officials fail to administer punishment, they themselves become liable to immediate consequences. As punishments are swiftly meted out, there is no delay in granting rewards. Those who demonstrate efficiency are promptly recognized at their respective workplaces, while the braves are immediately acknowledged and rewarded on the battlefield. Conversely, those who desert the battlefield without orders are swiftly punished with the penalty of death.
The organization of duties within the army differs significantly from that of civilians. When a mission is assigned, the agenda is communicated with utmost clarity, and the means and tactics required to achieve the objectives are clearly defined and outlined. Soldiers are provided with detailed information regarding the exact hour, minute, and second when a mission is scheduled to commence and conclude. They are also briefed on the specific actions and tasks that need to be carried out within a designated time frame. It is essential for every soldier to possess proficiency in the assigned actions to ensure successful mission execution. An action is only initiated upon receipt of an order. The Mayang army, like any other military organization, adheres to universal military norms. Therefore, if the Mayang army does not take action against Kuki militants who are committing crimes, it can be attributed to the absence of specific orders to do so. When the Spear Corps stated that “we are watching,” it implies that they have been instructed to remain as silent spectators to the conflicts unfolding among the people. Instances have been observed where newly deployed Indian paramilitary personnel have engaged in acts such as attempted arson and destruction of property in the valley, but it is important to note that they were simply following orders given to them. Given the factors presented, it is understandable to arrive at the conclusion that the Mayang army is a highly incompetent large army of the third world.
The significant deployment of armed forces following the eruption of the crisis does not appear to be aimed at containing the situation, as people suspect. Rather, there is growing evidence that such a heavy presence is primarily intended to suppress the colonized population. Mayang armed forces, instead of effectively controlling the Kuki militants, are allowing them to carry out acts of terrorism without impediment. Furthermore, these armed forces are subjecting and obstructing villagers who are defending their properties against the aggression of the Kuki marauders. The continuation of such sinister actions only serves to deepen the wounds and intensify the desire of the people to resort to armed self-defense as a means of protection.
Since the inception of the crisis, the colonial rulers of Delhi have shown no intention to curb the violent and destructive acts committed by Kuki militants. They have failed to implement policies aimed at controlling the situation and rehabilitating the displaced people. Furthermore, the colonial rulers have not empowered the people to protect their homes and establish peaceful settlements in their own homeland. It is apparent that the term “IDP” (internally displaced people) will continue to be widely used for an extended period of time.
One of the crucial factors contributing to the prosperity and advancement of a society is the well-being of its people. Despite its modest size, Manipur (Kangleipak), in the past, thrived as a sovereign nation within the Asian civilization, with its population enjoying good health. This state of good health enabled them to engage in diligent work for economic growth and exhibit courage in defending themselves against external threats. Such conditions and characters have changed now due to menace of narco terrorism. Our people are now plagued by the devastating effects of alcohol and drugs. Countless lives have been lost to the ravages of alcohol and drugs.
Countless young individuals, who represent the future strength of our nation, are now precariously perched on the precipice of death.
India’s colonial rule has had a detrimental impact on the productive forces and has exacerbated the economic situation in Manipur (Kangleipak). The declining economy and increasing unemployment have pushed numerous individuals into a state of frustration and disillusionment, leading to a sense of purposeless existence. This has contributed to the growing prevalence of alcohol and drug addiction among the youth. The trend first emerged in the 1970s and has further deteriorated the economic conditions of families, leading to a rise in domestic violence against women and children, as well as other social crimes. In response, the women of Manipur (Kangleipak) took the initiative to launch an anti-alcoholism movement called “Nishaband,” which gained significant support and achieved success for a certain period of time.
Unfortunately, the colonial rulers have strategically employed the vices of alcoholism and drug addiction as a means to suppress the people’s liberation movement, yet many individuals have failed to recognize this insidious strategy. The pervasive nature of this evil strategy, originating from the highest echelons of power and implemented through an extensive network, has made it exceedingly challenging to completely eradicate narco-terrorism.
Despite the efforts of people and women activists fighting against alcoholism and drug addiction, they have struggled to strengthen their activism by developing new and effective strategies. In contrast, those involved in the alcohol and drug trade have proven adept at devising new tactics to promote and expand their illicit businesses. The drug traders, driven by their pursuit of profitability and recognizing the devastating power of drugs, strategically prioritized the trade and distribution of drugs over alcohol due to their higher potential for financial gain and societal destruction. The drug traders, fully aware of the effectiveness of women activists as obstacles to their business, devised new tactics to undermine and gradually suppress the widespread popular movements against alcohol and drugs. They strategically targeted and influenced women, luring them into the habit of alcoholism. By doing so, they aimed to undermine their determination and hinder their ability to effectively combat the growing menace of alcoholism and drugs. They strategically diverted a portion of their profits into local and state-level electoral politics, actively fielding candidates and forming alliances with elected representatives to secure their support and expand their illicit businesses. This insidious collusion between the drug traders and those in power facilitated the widespread proliferation of narco-terrorism, encompassing the alcohol business, drug trade, and poppy cultivation in Manipur (Kangleipak). With politicians and individuals backed by drug lords assuming positions of power within the state administration, Manipur (Kangleipak) has witnessed a drastic transformation in the drug production landscape, evolving into a medium-scale industry supported by a comprehensive supply chain. The next strategic move for them was to legalize the production of alcohol on an industrial scale. This step was taken with the aim of undermining the ability of the youth to make conscientious decisions regarding right and wrong by enticing them indulge in alcohol from an early age. By eliminating this ability, they create a favorable environment for the drug business to thrive without significant obstacles. Today, the voices opposing the legalization of alcohol has become feeble, and their movement has weakened significantly.
The Mayang army has been supporting certain communal militant forces as a measure to counter the national liberation movement, and in this process, they have signed agreements. These communal militant forces have been allowed to engage in widespread poppy cultivation under the army’s patronage.
A significant number of affluent individuals and influential figures are involved in such illicit businesses, and the colonial government provides them with protection and support. The government also allows these militants to openly extort money from people on highways, and the collected funds are shared among the investors. The Kuki militants utilize these funds to procure arms and ammunition for their activities. As the power and influence of these communal militants grow, their greed and ruthless actions escalate. Consequently, when these militants engage in acts of terror against the people, the colonial government and Mayang army, bound by their mutual interests, choose to remain silent spectators, allowing the atrocities to persist.
In the face of such a dire situation in our society, choosing to ignore or indulge in alcohol and drugs can be seen as indirectly supporting the narco-terrorists and their harmful activities. Indeed, this is truly abominable. As long as we are engulfed in this abuse, we will not be able to make sound decisions nor we will be able to find the necessary strength to fight when that is required. Today, our region is engulfed in flames of turmoil, and the gravity of the crisis is deeply felt by all of us. To safeguard our society and protect our nation, it is crucial that we unequivocally refrain from alcohol and drug consumption, seizing the opportunity provided by the current favorable circumstances.
Manipur (Kangleipak) will never find a solution within the confines of the Indian framework. The notion propagated by Manipur (Kangleipak)’s colonial puppets that a solution can be attained by seeking mercy from the Delhi bandits is utterly nonsensical and deeply regrettable. Our people have been left homeless and devastated in our own homeland because of the misplaced trust. The long-held dream peddled by the colonial rulers and their puppets that Manipur (Kangleipak)’s happiness and prosperity can only be achieved under Indian rule has now been shattered and reduced to ashes.
The revolutionary groups, including CorCom, have repeatedly reminded the people of Manipur (Kangleipak) about the devastating consequences of colonial rule and have urged them to remain vigilant against potential future challenges. However, the colonial power’s manipulative propaganda, both covert and overt, has kept the people in the dark for a long time. We are certain, that, the colonial puppets and collaborators, who have been influenced by the colonial interests, are incapable of defending, preserving, and promoting the shared interests of the diverse communities within Manipur (Kangleipak). This conviction will be substantiated by factual evidence and experiences in the future as well.
Today, every part of Manipur (Kangleipak) is engulfed in pain and sorrow. The pretext of providing security has resulted in the people of Manipur (Kangleipak) feeling like prisoners of war. Their freedom and rights have been curtailed, and they are living under oppressive conditions imposed by the colonial rulers.
There is always a limit to tolerance, when this limit of tolerance is crossed people are capable doing everything. A growing number of individuals have come to the realization that liberation is the only viable solution to address the issues stemming from the colonial system. Numerous patriots have made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of independence of Manipur (Kangleipak), and there are still many who persist in their efforts. The aspiration for Manipur (Kangleipak)’s liberation is not limited to a select few; it is a collective endeavor aimed at safeguarding and advancing what rightfully belongs to us. The liberation of Manipur (Kangleipak) holds significance for both the present and future generations, as it represents the pursuit of a better and self-determined destiny.
Liberation is a hope that shines in our hearts, not something that is kept under lock and key in Delhi.
It is truly fortunate that we can stand united for our motherland, setting aside our personal interests. This unity bodes well for the future of Manipur (Kangleipak). When we join forces, motivated by a common purpose and a shared vision, we become a formidable force capable of bringing about positive change. If we continue to foster this unity and support one another, there will be nothing but success ahead.
With this unavoidable state of affairs in sight, we hope that our people will provide strength to CorCom and support their necessary steps towards making the united movement more meaningful and successful. The day awaits us when Manipur (Kangleipak) will be free and independent, where our people will work together and face the hardships of life with a smile on their faces.

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