Imphal, Dec 9,
Conglomerate of Rebel groups operating in the region “CORCOM” greets the people on occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights which falls on December 10.
A statement issued by Leibaak Ngaakpa Luwang, Media Coordinator CORCOM re-iterated its called on the oppressed people of the region to stand united in a common platform for waging war against the colonial regime. The statement said that all human being are borne equal and free so all people irrespective of the differences of cast, creed, colour, difference of religions should enjoy equal rights as this rights cannot be separated apart from a human being till his or her death. It was this concept that leaders from across the world came together under the banner of the United Nation and announced the Universal Declarations of Human Rights on December 10 , 1948 to end the violation of Human Rights in the aftermath of the second World War. The declaration freed many colonies from the clutch of the rich regime. The UDHR is now historical declaration to protect the rights of the people across the globe.
25 years after the declaration of the Universal Human Rights adopt International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) 1996 and its protocol 2 and later adopted International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESR) and its optional protocol to protect all people of the world and finally passed the International Bill of Human Rights, 1975 to make sure that all form of Human Rights violation, oppression and suppression be eradicated. Following this the United Nation also adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Indigenous People to protect the rights of the indigenous people.
The CORCOM statement stated that even as it is 70 years that the United Nation adopted the UDHR, the WESEA region which has been forcibly annexed are facing the extreme form of Human Rights Violation. The right to self determination guaranteed under the UDHR and the ICCPR has no meaning for the people of the WASEA region. People of the region are facing atrocities and violation of Human Rights committed under the draconian act Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958. Under the act many including the revolutionary cadres and civilians have fallen as victims of the Extra Judicial Killings as the act is more like a “License to Kill” provided to the armed security forces of India. Arbitrary arrest and detention of common people under the UNDHR and the ICCPR are being violated by the armed security forces in the region called Manipur (Kangleipak). Many have been involuntarily made disappeared.
69 years the colonial master has been making the people more dependable either economically or socially and this the real character of the colonial regime.
The CORCOM statement said that they believe the right to self determination and appealed all oppressed people to join hand and fight together to ensure that the WESEA region gets the right ot self determination and regain its lost freedom.
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