Imphal, Jan 2,
Terming the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Manipur as a strategy to strengthen the colonial rule in the region conglomerate of rebel group of the region CorCom says that the visit is to show the world that this part of the country is inseparable with India. A statement Leibakngakpa Luwang , Media Co-Ordinator of CorCom said that the proposed visit of Prime Minister on January 4, 2019 will bring no good to the people of the region.
The conglomerate of the rebel group calls total shutdown from 1.pm of January 4 till Narendra Modi left the state.
The armed rebel group waging war against the government of India said that since Manipur was annexed in the Indian Union on October 15, 1949, after the then Maharaja of Manipur was force to sign the agreement on September 21 of that year India has not taken up any appreciative work for the welfare of the erstwhile kingdom.
The statement recount on how the India government had placed the erstwhile kingdom to the status of Part C state and then Union Territory.
CorCom further said that after British left, India government continue the divide and rule policy in the region diving the Hill and the plain region and have been using all means to suppress the revolutionary movement of the region. India on the other hand has been using all force to convert the land into a Hindu land by suppressing the indigenous people since it was annexed to their union, the statement said.
The Corcom also blamed the India government for taking up any measures for the welfare of the people other than considering the WESEA region as a frontier. The past government has been cheating the people and the coming of the Narendra Modi government bring no change to their strategy to this part of the country.
CorCom appealed people to support the boycott called of the Narendra Modi.
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