A public meeting on the impact of “Manipur Merger Agreement 1949” to the Manipuri people discussing about the present status of the indigenous people of the region was held today at Lembakhul Community Hall in Senapati District and was organised jointly by the Lembakhul Youth Club (LYC), All Lembakhul Shinaolong (Meira Paibi) and All Angtha Development Association.
General Secretary of LYC Lembakhul ,Kingson Chithung, President of the Joint Committee of People Welfare Yairipok, Ibotombi Khumancha and Social Worker MV.Abdul Rahim graced the occasion as presidium members.
Executive Director of Human Rights Alert (HRA), Babloo Loitongbam and Retd. Associate Prof. Dr. Haobam Indrakumar of Modern College delivered speech as resource persons.
Speakers on the occasion stress on the present chaotic condition of the people of the region where peaceful co-existence has been distorted with several terror activities and the apprehension for distortion of the unity of the region in this 70 years with India.
After Manipur has been annexed by the dominion of India, the erstwhile nation has lost its Independence and put under the state of Part C state spewing anger to the people of the region.
Since then there has been much change in the political theatre of the region. Brutal force/activities has been utilized to suppress the public movement and it is at this juncture that we the people felt it important to re-open the agreement reached between Manipur and India when Manipur became a part of India, the speakers added.
Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]