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GoI must cease distinguishing groups as “Good Terrorists” and “Bad Terrorists”: COCOMI

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GoI must cease distinguishing groups as “Good Terrorists” and “Bad Terrorists”: COCOMI

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Imphal, May 3:

Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) has commemorated the 365th day of the ongoing Chin-Kuki Narco-Terrorist Aggression in Manipur on May 3, 2024. This significant event, slated for 10:30 a.m. at Iboyaima Sumang Leela Sanglen in the Palace Compound, is organized by COCOMI and will witness the presence of various esteemed dignitaries, resource persons, and activists. Notable figures like Somorendro Thokchom, COCOMI’s Coordinator, Turner Raihing, President of TANFO & NPOKD, and Islam Makakcha, Advisor to the United Meitei Pangal Committee, Manipur, will preside over the gathering, accompanied by retired professionals, social activists, professors, journalists, legal experts, and advocates. Their collective presence underscores the breadth of representation and the critical importance of addressing the persistent issue of terrorism in Manipur.
In today’s event, COCOMI took resolutions which include demanding immediate action on uncontrolled illegal immigration by updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Manipur to effectively mitigate the crisis. Additionally, the committee calls for the acknowledgment and recognition by the Government of India of narco-terrorism’s severe ramifications on ethnic harmony, economy, and ecology in Manipur. Furthermore, COCOMI reaffirms its demand for the immediate classification of all armed groups under the Suspension of Operations (SoO) Agreement as terrorist organizations, echoing the decision of the Manipur government. The resolutions also condemn the selective treatment of terrorist groups by the Government of India, stressing the need to cease categorizing them as “Good Terrorists” and “Bad Terrorists,” which is perceived to victimize the indigenous civilian population of Manipur, serving only the government’s vested geopolitical and internal security interests.
Among the participants, esteemed resource persons such as Seithajit, retired professor from Imphal College; RK. Nimai, retired IAS officer; Yumnamcha Dilipkumar, Social Activist; Thiyam Bhorot, Associate Professor from the Department of CSSEIP, MU; Kangjam Maharabi, Social Activist; Y. Premanda, Head of the Department of Law, MU; Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times; Aribam Noutuneshwari, Retired Session Judge; Dr. Dhanabir Laishram, Social Scientist; Ashang Kasar, President of Indigenous People Forum Manipur; Homen Thangjam, Faculty Member at IGTU; and Irom Lalit, Senior Advocate, alongside others, will contribute their insights. This event serves as a platform to reflect on the challenges posed by terrorism and reaffirm the commitment to maintaining the integrity and security of Manipur amidst ongoing struggles.

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