Imphal Aug 4,
Any solutions to settle the issue of any groups - whether it may be for the Meetei, Naga, Kuki should not affect the integrity of Manipur.
This was stated by President of All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO) Ph. Deban today on the occasion of the 22nd Manipur Integrity Day which was organised by AMUCO at Kwakeithel Akham Leikai, Community hall.
Deban further stressed that the government should settle all the issues with an amicable solution and added that the divide and rule policy of the Indian government should be stopped. He said that such policy has divided the hill and valley drastically.
Highlighting the Integrity pillar which is situated at Mapal Kangjeibung, he urged the government to clear encroachers and further appealed to make an Integrity park.
He appealed the people to stand firm in protecting the integrity of the land.
The solution of every issue should be found for a progressive, develop and egalitarian society, he added.
Addressing the key note address General Secretary of AMUCO S.Sanjoy reminded the history of observing Integrity day. A historic march was initiated by AMUCO where thousands marched and held a meeting that resolved to stand firm for protection of the integrity of Manipur, he added.
Sanjoy stressed that the Indian Government with its divide and rule policy in 1992 had implanted conflict between the Kuki- Naga, Meetei- Meetei Pangal, Kuki-Paite, Hmar-Dimasha and between the hill and valley.
In such critical juncture the rich and powerful people has never respected the movements of the people thereby thinking solely in forming government and misusing it and thus becomes a hurdle in the society, Sanjoy added.
He further said that several unwanted instances occurred when 18 people were martyred in the movement protesting against the Bangkok Declaration signed between Indian Government and NSCN- IM in 2001 because of the three dangerous words ‘without territorial limit’.
He questioned the agenda behind the signing of the Framework Agreement between the GOI and NSCN- IM as the details of the agreement were never made public.
Decrying the negligence of the Manipur Government he said that they never focus on resolving such issues but were interested in their game of political leadership.
He further said that the government also didn’t consider making a law for the influx of illegal immigrants and migrants.
He stressed that adding more problems multinational corporations has targeted to take out the natural resources from the North East including Manipur and appealed the people to stand firmed against it.
The observance was attended by President of Poirei Leimarol Meira Paibi Apunba Manipur L. Memchoubi, President of Kuki Inn Manipur Pu Khaimang Chongloi, Vice President of Zeliangrong Union Chandra Haomee and President of AMMDO Y. Zakir Hussain.
Earlier, in the morning rich floral tributes was paid to the Integrity Pillars located at Mapal Kangjeibung.
Photo Courtesy: Gunachandra Kakchingtabam
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