Imphal, Sept 24:
The proscribed group Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) pleaded with the people of Kangleipak not to buy into the ideologies promoted by the state and central governments and to keep an open mind in in a press statement released in connection with the recent homecoming ceremony for KCP-PWG and KYKL cadre held on January 1st, MR.
The Secretary of Publicity and Research of KYKL stated that the phrase “Lanna Chatlurabasing mahousagi ichelda hallakhre,” which is often used by the Indian colonial masters and their allies to repress the liberation movement currently underway in the state, may be observed through the lens of “ideological state apparatus.” This misleads the masses into thinking that a liberation movement to reclaim our sovereignty is unnecessary and that Kanglei revolutionaries are misguided. There is no doubt that homecoming ceremonies, in which deserters from the movement or randomly picked gangsters unrelated to the movement are dressed in combat clothes, have misled the people, implying that starting a freedom movement has no meaning since India is our own country and Manipur is not a colonial state. If we are to defeat our enemies, we must recognise their tactics and reject state practises that are misleading.
Yaiphaba further stated that in recent weeks, there has been widespread media coverage of a story that shows 12 members of KCP(PWG) and one member of KYKL laying down their weapons before the Chief Minister of Manipur.
Basically, it described how the state government and the central government collaborated to bring 12 KCP(PWG) cadres and one KYKL cadre back into mainstream society. A false concept of India as our nation is the message this report will have conveyed to the people, as well as the notion that those who fight against colonialism are misguided people.
Furthermore, he stated what KYKL would like to reject in this news report is that there was an active cadre from KYKL taking part in the surrender drama. His name is Leisangthem Arun (36) from Khurai Sajor Leikai. This has made it more than clear that what the state government is doing is pure drama, but extremely venomous drama. Chingjao is one such person who abandoned the cause years ago because he did not want to give his life in order to further the cause. His name had already been crossed off the army list for the MYL, KYKL.