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India must decolonize Kangleipak – PREPAK (Pro)

IT News
Imphal, May 31,

In connection with the observance of the ‘9th Progressive Day’ which falls on June 1, 2018 Chairman of the proscribed group PREPAK (Pro) L. Paliba, appealed India to decolonize Kangleipak.
 Extending warm greetings to all the Revolutionary Parties of WESEA, CSOs, learned persons and media fraternity and the people of the region, the Chairman of the proscribed group categorically explain on why India should decolonize Kangleipak. From the perspective of rampant drug business being carried out in the region to till the domination of the Indigenous people of the region by Mainland Indian people by way cultural invasion.  
Impact of non-indigenous religion and culture to Kangleipak should not be overlooked or ignored, the statement said. It added that the habit of scrounging and the habit of quick earning through drug business are the apparent ways and means of people’s livelihood.
“The idea that keeping company with non-local rich people will receive social values is a wrong perception and it is tantamount to a dependency syndrome disease. Due to all these unwanted and negative influences, our society is being guided by rogue and charlatan. Our nation has been perishing and it is being fragmented into pieces. Elder people are no longer respected and there is no respect and confidence among the youths. In the same way politicians and ministers are also thinking on one sided manner. They want to develop the state only with money flowing from Delhi. This tells us that their minds cannot be stretched beyond Delhi. The outcome of blindly following non-indigenous religion and culture without moderation for about 250 years helped India in annexing Manipur in 1949.
“Development based on indigenous people has been totally neglected due to the disintegration of unifying core-force of a society such as religion and culture. It is very unfortunate that little attention is being paid when Kangleipak is slowly transforming into a business hub only for non-local people. In our present Kangleipak society, we find that there are innumerable non-indigenous people in the heartland of Kangleipak. In order to lengthen the colonization, British once formed a class of Indians who were acquainted themselves with English taste, thought and knowledge. In our present Kangleipak society, we find there are many such types of people whose thoughts and minds are deeply ingrained and influenced by the unfamiliar strange customs and culture of India. Besides, there are many people whose blood are totally mixed up with Indians. If this situation is continued further, sooner or later Kangleipak will become a land of Hindutva. In such situation our revolutionary causes would be meaningless, and it will be an added boon to Indian Expansionism. It is vitally important for all the revolutionary parties and Kangleichas to work together in order to save the degraded society. Obviously social revolution is the need of the hour.
 “Facing the wind of change collectively: Unrealistic viewpoints and hypothesis of 1970s and 1980s can be never be applied as a guiding tenet of revolutionary parties in this fast-changing world. Indian Colonialism and Globalization are like the internal and external double edged-sword and if they storm in our society, our future generations will not find a place to settle. It is not justified to act on one sided works at this juncture. Taking into consideration the weaknesses and strength of enemy vis a vis rapidly transforming world, it may not be wrong to say that to take up comprehensive steps. While we have identified the true adversary, we have not yet unearthed the effective means to face it. Therefore, we need a well-planned coordinated effort and work together efficiently to face the adversary.
India on wrongful foundation: India wanted to proclaim that it had attained independence by struggling and fighting over the years. However, they felt guilty and shame about the fact that British Parliament passed Indian Independence Act 1947 to hand over India’s Independence. As a matter of face saving and to cover up the historical facts, the Article 395 of Indian Constitution repealed Indian Independence Act 1947 and Government of India Act 1935. The main reason for putting an end to all these Acts were nothing but to clear the cloud hanging on the minds of top Indian leaders. Under any unnatural circumstances, if British parliament quashed the Act, India would loss its Independence. To assert independence and autonomy of India, it was opined that all “Laws and Rights” related with the British should be cut off. Tactfully, Indian Independence Act 1947 was repealed by the Constitution and not by the Constituent Assembly, indicating that the Constitution assumed its own autonomous existence independent of its framers. Newly independent nation needs a “Constitutional Autochthony (Springing from Land)” which refers to deliberate Constitutional measures to place the root of their autonomy in their indigenous soil by breaking legal continuity from former ruler. This was taken from Irish Constitution. “There was never a war called ‘Anglo-Indian War’ but there was a true war called “Anglo-Irish War” which made Irish an independent Nation from the UK. Indian leaders had copied the post Anglo-Irish War’s outcome and its relevant Acts, but they never followed Irish struggle. Before India achieved its full independence, British constituted a Constituent Assembly and following this Indian Constitution was written and adopted without any ratification of the then States and Provinces. How come it was mentioned “We, The People of India” in the Preamble of Indian Constitution? British Cabinet Mission on 16 May 1946 recommended that there should be a Federation of India including Princely States, integrated by a minimal Central-Union government which would be limited to handling foreign affairs, communication, defense and only those finances required to care for such nationwide matters; all the residual subjects would be vested in the Provinces and the Princely States would retain all subjects and all residual powers. The Mission had also recommended to elect a Constituent Assembly with the objective of making Indian Constitution. Consequently, there was an important provision in the Indian Independence Act 1947, which allowed Princely States to either join one of the two new Dominion States (India or Pakistan) or remain independent after British Suzerainty lapsed on August 15,1947. Especially, this provision terrified the then Indian leaders and later it was made invalid and repealed by Article 395 of the Indian Constitution. On the one side, Manipur Constitution Act,1947 was framed and adopted as it was felt that once British Paramountcy lapsed, there would be an Independent Manipur, and the rule of law would be established. Then, a Popular government was formed under Constitutional Monarchy, which had ruled independently from August 15,1947 till October 15,1949. Till now, India never realized and apologized for the illegal annexation of Manipur. Faltering India: The political parties including both in the ruling and opposition, and academia had often expressed the catchwords “Cooperative Federalism, Sub-Nationalism, Shared Sovereignty, Constituent Diplomacy, Para-Diplomacy, Sub-National Diplomacy” which highlight the necessity to review and rewriting of Centre-State relation bot leaders had outrightly expounded that the national government should not rule the country with more centralized powers. Many regional leaders demand and seek more political powers, even special status, to protect their regional aspirations and identities. Nowadays, many political thinkers say India is not a Nation-State, it should be rather a State-Nation. Let us remember the suggestion made by the British on the political structure to be followed in newly created India. Nothing more to say, British recommended new India should have a Central government with limited power in defense, foreign affairs, communication and finance, other remaining subjects should be empowered to Provinces and States; Centre should not exercise their power irrespective of State’s assent. In addition to that, it was also suggested that any State or Province can determine their political status as either Independence or autonomy, there should not be political interference in this regard. But in completely different way, there is not a word related to “Right to Self-Determination” in Indian Constitution, rather it is written as India can be expanded but not smaller which is explicitly mentioned in Article 2 akin to “Greater India and Expansionism”. Sikkim was annexed under this article. Indian armies killed much smaller armies of Sikkim and occupied Sikkim’s monarch. To cover up such unlawful occupation “The Sikkim Referendum” was organized, in which many Indian were allowed to participate in voting which ultimately succeeded in the nefariously designed “Merger Referendum”. Merger of Sikkim into Union of India is the gifted success history of so called RAW. India should learn from others: China has been empowering Hong Kong and Macau in many economic and political rights under “One Country Two Systems policy”, which transformed both into most developed Provinces in Asia. They have self-administration with vast resources at their disposal. China had taken up “Open Coastal Cities” and “US-China Governors Forum” under new economic policy in line with para-diplomacy. British Columbia and Quebec provinces of Canada have independent para-diplomacy in terms of trade and investment. British Columbia opened 11 Trade Missions in foreign countries, which earned a huge income for Canada. Quebec Province was being allowed to hold “Referendum” to secede from Canada and it has many autonomous provisions for selfrule. Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland which are parts of the United Kingdom (UK), have their own separate Parliament and Assemblies with seceding power. Unfortunately, considering the vast diversity in customs, traditions, values, social settings, history, India still does not realize the possibility of establishing many smaller independent nations around the so called Indian Sub-continent like the European Union (EU). Unfortunately, even though the apparent distribution of power to the states, the Article 356, also known popularly as AK-56 rifle of Indian Constitution, can throw out and remove State Governments. Conclusion: PREPAK(Pro) has been expressing and articulating that India-Manipur conflict is a political conflict and the reason for taking up arms is to fight against troops sent by Government of India. India should understand the main reason for not resolving this conflict. Now time has come for India to decide the fate of every State either to keep them inside the Union of India or to give them the Right to Self-Determination. The new decision will help in achieving peace, love, development and good independent neighbors. Indian top leaders will never grant more social, political and economic rights to Kangleipak. The present sinister political leaders of our land will never be able to get such rights and power. These are important inclusive inherent aspects of Independent Kangleipak which can only be attained after vehement revolutionary struggle”, the statement added.

Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum, a resident of Sagolband Meino Leirak has been writing for Imphal Times since 2016. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Ashinikumar is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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