Imphal, April 24,
Chairman of the proscribed group Kanglei Yayol Kanna Lup (KYKL), N. Oken pays revolutionary salute to the people of WESRA , revolutionary organization, CSOs of the region, media fraternity and intellectuals of the region on occasion of the 25th Foundation Day of the party which falls on April 25.
In a statement N. Oken elaborated the present revolutionary movement and the revolutionary consciousness of the people.
“India , a state of states, is a nation built on an incorrect basis which we can term as a prison of nations. It is a union of states where Hindi speaking people from the heart-land (about 45 percent of the total population) colonises and suppresses the people from the rim-land.
“While we have seen resistance movement in WESEA, Kashmir and Punjab since its inception, such movements were not seen in other bigger peripheral states. But day by day, contradiction between the Hindi heartland and rim land is becoming evident more and more in Indian politics, making it clearer that the rimlands are the colonies of the former.
“And this contradiction seems to have reached a stage where it is impossible for the rimlands to turn back. Unfortunate, our WESEA is now moving to a wrong direction completely opposite to the trend mentioned above. As often seen here our electoral politics is absolutely determined by the mainland politics. Even now, except Mizoram, almost all NE states are ruled by political ruling at the centre or its alliance. Few years backs, we have seen living examples of Kanglei Politicians switching sides to the party ruling at Delhi.
“ The determination of the Wesian politics completely with the politics of the Indian heartland is a phenomenon quite unnatural to a land where there is an armed resistance movement. And now it is the epochal task of the people to find out the reason why things as such happen here in the region.
“What we have observed tells that we are much closer to heartland India than other Indian peripheral states.
“Besides we have abundant examples showing the quantum of slave and colonial mentality we have as a people. We even have politicians who can touch the feet of Indian leaders, much younger than him.
“ Mayang society of India is purely based on caste system. Now we begin to think those Indians standing at the lower rung of their social ladder are lower and smaller than us. Comparing with them, we feel proud of ourselves. At the same there is also a concept creeping into our psyche that those Mayangs from the higher rung of the society who are colonising us are much bigger and higher than us. This phenomenon is quite analogues to the very idea ‘the inferior complex of the oppressed ‘ as propounded by French psychologist, O.Mannoni .
“ We think that they, the Indian ruling class, are bigger than us in terms of territory and population. They are richer, more educated and more intellectual than us. As a product of this line of thinking, we accept to be under them. This is what we call the colonization of the mind”. Oken stated.