Silchar July 24,
While denouncing the attempt to distort the integrity of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh by the Framework Agreement between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM, the Manipuri Youth Front of Assam (MYFA) has demanded to put all Manipuri inhabiting in the NE India under one administrative unit.
A statement of MYFA said that interlocutor of the govt. of India of the peace talk between NSCN-IM RN Ravi is all set to signed agreement for administrative and cultural integrity of the Nagas inhabiting at Dima Hasao and Karbianglong of Assam, Naga inhabited districts of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
“ Manipuri inhabiting at Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya etc. should be brought under a single administrative unit like the way the Naga have been granted”, said Seram Herajit, while appealing the CSOs of Manipur to support the demand of MYFA.
The statement further said the pride of Manipuris residing in Assam and Tripura will no longer exist if Manipur have been divided and it is time that we built a nation of our owned.
Conditions of Manipuri in Assam have been deteriorating after the Assam Government refused to accept as indigenous people even though the Manipuris have been inhabiting in the state for over 300 years since the time of King Chourajit, Marjit and Gambhir Singh due to the NRC. Similar is the conditions of Manipuri in Tripura. The Manipuri in Tripura are living without getting any economic status.
The MYFA said that like the Naga Frame Work, Manipuri residing across the India should also sign a Frame Work Agreement.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. He also looks after the website and application of Imphal Times. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.