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Manipur Maoist calls for unification of ST demand and movement for protection of indigenous people

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Imphal, Sept 21: Maoist Communist Party Manipur (MCPM) today calls on for unification of all movement for protection of the indigenous people of the state.  
In a press statement by one Kyonghan Mangang, Coordinator, Standing Committee, MCPM, the outfit said that protection of the indigenous people of the state is the wish of all people of the region. It said the only differences are that each organisation chose different way of protest for protection of the indigenous community.
The statement further said that for a peoples’ struggle there is a need for understanding for each people of the state and as demand for Scheduled Tribe status of the Indigenous people is tactically flexible, the standing committee of the organisation resolved to support the movement. The outfit appealed the ST Demand Committee to stand united with any movement for protection of the indigenous people even though the strategies are different.
The outfit said instead of going separately for the cause of the indigenous people by organising movement for protection of the indigenous people and another by demanding ST status it is time that both the movement go hand in hand. Saying that unity is strength, the Manipur Maoist said that differences need to be sorted out by withdrawing each organisation’s firm stand to intensify the peoples’ movement.
On the other hand the Manipur Maoist also stated that the demand for reservation of seats for assembly election  for the indigenous people by the Kangleipak Students’ Association deserves appreciation. It said the demand of the assembly seats can be made as reservation of seat for ST Meitei so that the demand is fulfilled. It also appreciated the JCILPS Student wing for detailing on who are the indigenous people and stated that such a clarification will further make the people understand of the movement. The outfit however stated that Meitei Pangal should also not be ignored in the movement.
The outfit also appealed people of the state to consider every demand by every section of people by extending their support. It said the demand by people of Assembly constituencies  of Thoubal and Kakching district over the deprivation of the contesting election while allowing them to vote should not be left for the Kakching and Thoubal district people , it needs supports from all sections of the people. Similarly the movement against Ithai Dam and Loktak project should not be left alone to Lamangdong people. All the people of the state need to support every reasonable demand for the people of the state as without unity there is no other way to get any demand, the statement added.

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