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Failed CM; don’t divert it by bringing NSCN-IM in the theater

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Imphal, Oct. 25: It is an open secret that most people in hill area particularly those living in Senapati, Ukhrul, Tamenglong and Chandel districts are indirectly or directly influence by armed rebel group NSCN-IM ensuing peace talk with the Government of India. It is however not sure that whether the common people are being terrorize to follow the verdict, which is announced on the interest of party, or is it a support which comes willingly from the hill brethren – a matter need to be pondered by all concern citizen of the country. This is being reminded and brought to the notice of our fellow citizen as some desperate attempt to draw a red line between Hill brethren and the valley brethren is notice to the opposition from the Ukhrul people in the Okram Ibobi Singh hasty move to inaugurate a hospital which was not yet completed. Demand for inauguration of the Hospital after completion is a genuine demand and linking up of the public wrath with the activities of NSCN-IM is a pure politics of some vested interested people to disintegrate the unity of the state.
And there is no reason for NSCN-IM to be happy when the people of Ukhrul called public curfew to oppose the inauguration of the incomplete structures which will be of no use to the people. The opposition and the public outcry that occurred yesterday which force back Okram Ibobi Singh and his ministerial colleagues without inaugurating the construction is pure democratic protest which has been trending in the state as mere peaceful protest remain as no use. We have seen, witness various peaceful protest sideline by the present government and such demand are only brought to their table after men or women or students were killed in law enforcing agency’s action to control public protest. Even the 16 years of fast-unto-death protest of Irom Chanu Sharmila has been called off as she herself considered it as no use.
About the rocket blast at an IRB post hours before the arrival of the CM and his team, it is a ridiculous strike and if it was carried out by the cadres of the NSCN-IM then it was nothing but chopping their own legs with an axe. Such attack will sabotage the public agitation and this would have been known by every common people. NSCN-IM , a rebel now succeeded in running a parallel government will not do any such attack considering the outcome. And the gun shot heard minutes after Chief Minister and his team was airlifted by chopper, there is a video evidences on how a police officer was calling all those security personnel cordoning the area. Video evidences cannot lie and it is the people who see the video clip that will judge who were shooting at whom.
Well a matter of fact which stands true is that TNL, the Tangkhul civil body which spearhead yesterday’s uproar is a component of the United Naga Council (UNC), an assume frontal organization of the NSCN-IM.  But some rights cannot be totally related with other wrongs committed.
Living aside the issue of NSCN-IM, every citizens of the country know that Legislative Assembly election is just round the corner. Every political party are gearing up poll campaign and almost all political party are charting strategy to oust the Okram Ibobi Singh led government or in other word Congress party which is power for three consecutive terms.
The one resolution in Yangkhopao declaration which was organized by the UNC may also be bring to this event. The declaration vow to support Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) and we cannot underestimate the game plan of NPF to oust congress party. On one hand it is common understanding that the NPF which is back by assume frontal body of NSCN-IM will try not to hurt sentiments of the BJP, for reason best known to their leadership. A support to the people’s movement is additional gain for the political party and it happens everywhere in the state. Even in Churachandpur, some civil society groups are looking for alternative political party other then Congress taking advantage to the dead of 9 tribal innocent people.
In view of the emerging trend, it is clear that too long in power makes the person consider him as above the people as well above the law. 15 year is a long year to change the mindset of the people and bring development, peace and harmony among the people of the state. In fifteen years if the Chief Minister has failed to even walk at some of his own state, then it definitely showed that in fifteen years he had spewed poison of hate feeling among the various communities of the state.
It would be definitely wrong to relate yesterday’s incident with NSCN-IM as it was purely a wrath of the Ukhrul people who are our brothers and sisters.

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shiv October 25, 2016 - 11:49 am

What happened today at Ukhrul, targeting CM’s convoy has been the long-drawn sectarian violence and stage-managed drama scripted, screenplayed, and directed by the so-called anti-social elements claiming themselves the voice of the masses, mumbling the wishes and aspirations of otherwise majority masses whose dreams and aspirations is peace and development through democratic norms, not through violence. Perhaps, a dark chapter in the history of India democracy where a CM of a State, the very symbol of democracy has been shown disrespect, tried to blur the basic principles of democracy by not just violence but also through barbaric and beyond any doubt condemnable acts of terrorism, I repeat terrorism which has and should not have its place in civilized society of 21th century. What is more demeaning is the fact that leaders visited there for developmental work for the common masses and to remove the bottlenecks and inconveniences faces the ordinary citizens who truly represents the uniqueness and a true citizen of the state and who stands with the developmental work taken up by the present government has been shown inhuman and beyond any doubt irresponsible and narrow-minded gestures by some few who tried to forcefully obey their narrow selfish ideology to achieve ends where the means itself is gloved with hands in blood and fake.

Now with the recent wind of both socio-economic and political gushing over here in the state, denizens in this small but multilingual state with election round the clock started forming opinions, holding the notion what sorts of those so-called agreement, obviously political it might be, will it affect the overall basic tenet which binds the unity of the state, whether it might be this or it might be that, but without any tangible conclusions and the hypothesis assumptions went as far as to the what the poll outcomes might be, whether it will be single party domination, third front, or will it be coalition of parties. Interestingly, some had opined whether if ruling party will form coalition government single-handedly next time, will it form government with NPF and what will be their common minimum programs; will the government be formed by saffron party with NPF. When it comes to latter poll outcome scenario, what will be the common minimum political agenda, safeguarding territorial integrity will be there or not, what will be the economic manifestations of such alliance, will it able to strike a harmony between different communities, will it widen the gap of mistrust is a big questions that is becoming a scheduled as well as impromptu topics almost in every households nowadays.

Now, sliding away from the track, after all different peoples, different opinions, some even started forming opinion what actually this framework agreement might be. Will it be some kind of artificial and deliberately managed and committed agreements to get the wanted ends meet in the next election to come to power and with power to serve the ends, was it an agreement to deliberately avoid opponents to interact their respective constituencies, or was it an agreement to allow “force” tools to rig elections to serve their purposes. Personal opinions are personal, be it political or socio-economic, but healthy and open debate and getting equal chances for all political parties representing different communities be it in hills or valley should be the basis for run-up and during electioneering should be the principle to bring about transparent election free from malpractices. Whether the upcoming election will strengthen one of the basic tenets of Indian constitution – free and fair election or not only time will tell.

Koko October 25, 2016 - 2:06 pm

Manipur meiteis may fulfill their common goal if meiteis do not against the rights of Manipur Nagas. Meiteis and Nagas are two entities in everything.


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