Reacting over the month long movement for ILPS in the state, K Zou, social activist and AAP candidate for Member of Parliament in the 2014 (Outer) election has appealed to all respectable leaders of ILP Demand Committee and leaders of all Community organization to refrain from endangering public life and properties while pursuing the ‘noble cause’.
While ILP is a system of protecting the weaker section of the society from the subjugation of the powerful and stronger community, it appears that the stronger community demand ILP to subjugate the already subjugated weaker section of Manipur society further, said K Zou in a release.
Further he said that chauvinism of the stronger community and their activism has been a major hurdle to the holistic growth of the weaker community/ tribe in both the tribal and Meitei community. In the hills, the minor tribes are completely subjugated in the name of broader movement for tribal Right.
Similarly, the original /indigenous communities like the Lois, Leimaram, Kuatha, Phayengs, Ngambou, the Yaithibis (Meitei turn Zou community) settling in Khurkhul, Sekmai, Kakching, Andro, Ngambol, chairel, etc, are socially ostracized in the name of caste supremacy and originality. We all may come from Burma, but through different routes and time, before the birth of Manipur. Only honesty and fairness can give justice to one and all, K Zou stated.
Imposing indefinite blanket-ban by another community over the rest will deteriorate the wounded memories. “Let us not fight over our settlement and snub one another as foreigner, converted, out casted, Zou appealed.