Imphal Nov 12,
Echoing the demands of the COCOMI in connection with the Indo Naga peace talk, Manipur University communities staged a sit-in-protest inside the varsity demanding restoration of communal harmony and integrity of Manipur.
Speaking to media person, executive member of Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) Dr. N Sanatomba said that the people feel apprehension that the Indo Naga peace talk will surely disintegrate the territorial, emotional, cultural and administrative integrity of Manipur.
He stressed that the varsity community felt the same as similar to the people and COCOMI where the deployment of various paramilitary forces in the states and the closure of NSCN IM designated camps signifying that the integrity of Manipur is disintegrated in one way or other.
He urged that the integrity of the land should not be compromised at any cost.
The people of the land should unite and save the integrity with the strong motive of ‘Do or Die’ or else such integrity cannot be replenished in the future, he added.
Sanatomba further said that the government should never try to disturb the communal harmony among the communities and the integrity of the land.
President of Manipur University Students’ Union K. Lebanan said that even though several assurance were given by the government that the talk will not affect the integrity of Manipur, people of the land still fails to trust as the assurance were not given in written form.
He further said that the union will follow the future course of action taken up by the COCOMI for a unified and integrated Manipur.
Slogans such as ‘Long Live Manipur’, ‘We want peace’, ‘integrity is our soul’ and ‘Don’t Destroy Harmony’ fills the air around the varsity campus.
The protest was jointly organised by Manipur University Teachers’ Association, Manipur University Students Union, Manipur University Staffs Association and Manipur University Women Association.
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