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Students’ Martyrs of Anti –Foreigners movement remembered on Realisation Day

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Imphal, April 17,

The 39th Realisation Day ( Meekap Thokpa Numit) was observed by the All Manipur Students Union (AMSU)  at Singjamei Chinga Mathak Pishum Ground, Imphal today.

The function began by hoisting the flag by Peter Laishram, President, AMSU and by paying floral tribute to the two student martyrs, Potshangbam Premananda and Huidrom Lokendro who lose their lives in the “Go Back Foreigner” movement of AMSU on April 17, 1980.  A procession was held by the participants of different community leaders, civil society groups and students of various institutions of the state from the hillock of Pishum Chingamacha to the ground where the public meeting was held.

The observance was graced by Sunil Karam, President UCM, Peter Laishram, President AMSU, Mangcha  Haokip, President, Kuki Inpi Manipur,Imphal Zone, Md. Wahajuddin Yumkhaibam, State President, World Human Rights Protection Association and Sinam Prakash, Secretary General ,NESO & Advisor AMSU as the Chief Guest, President and Guest of Honour respectively.

Two minutes silence was also observed as a mark of tribute to the martyrs. A blood donation camp was also held at the ground in connection with the observance.

Speaking on the occasion Sunil Karam recalled how the two martyrs lost their lives preventing the motherland from the non- locals and the role of AMSU in the movement. He stated that the mainland India has been trying to take in India. Later  he commented on how illegal migrants have illegitimately entered the country and started living all these years easily such sensitive matters should be studied and discuss thoroughly. It is the time one should not wait but the entire indigenous should start researching more on this issue. He appeal to the people of Manipur stop becoming like puppets in the hands of dirty politics. Their recent announcement on Citizenship Amendment Bill which will be pass in the coming months certainly proof that they are playing with people’s emotion and not considering the interest of the north eastern states. We the Manipuris  should not forget our goal, our identity towards our being. They with their manipulative ways always play with us. Their this double face nature is destroying the people and campaigning during this Lok Sabha elections they have used certain words like ‘asylum’ in some of their manifesto which is not agreeable at any cost. One should ask how and when such words coming in. Lastly he stated that many protest are hampering all our students ,taking example on Robinhood and how his friends and supporters land up revolting. Once such sensitive issues are settled only then students can study peacefully.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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