Imphal, Apr 25:
The proscribed People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) today announced that it will observe the 10th Indian Colonialism Resist Day tomorrow in remembrance of the human rights violations and atrocities committed by the Indian armed forces on the people of Manipur.
To recall crimes committed under the shadows of many black laws, murder of women and children, torture and harassment, rape, the missing of many individuals after arrests; the massacre of Patsoi-Langjing, PREPAK will be observing the day at its central headquarter, general headquarter, THQ, transit Camps, training centres and other units, PREPAK stated in a release issued by publicity and propaganda LeibaakNgaakpa Luwang.
The rebel group PREPAK had appealed to all to stand against the ‘Indian Colonial Force’ and make a strong statement in unison not to ever repeat the violations against the people.
The armed group also showed serious concern to the mass deforestation that has been taking place in Kangleipak which has been gifted with rich natural resources as it lies in the northern side of Tropic of Cancer and at the southern side of the Great Triangle as the people today forget that the land belong to us after being occupied. From 22 Reserved Forest the number today have reached 54 after addition of 20 new Reserved Forest. And 22 Protected Forest exist for name shake. Even as there are 10 primary forest in the world there are no forest for the Kangleipak, the PREPAK said. The outfit also showed serious concern to the deforestation and blamed India for the present situation at Koubru hill range to Senapati district and also at Chandel and Tamenglong district. The statement said that in the last 2/3 years Kangleipak has lostover 190 square Kilometer of forest land.
‘Indian Colonialism Resist Day’ is being observed to recall the incident of Patsoi-Langjing Khunou, 1980 during which civilians, including women and children were tortured, raped and molested by CRPF personnel, it stated. Cadres of PREPAK’s red army killed two CRPF personnel around 9:15 and took possession of two arms from them on that particular day, it added.
In retaliation, CRPF personnel killed four innocent people including a pregnant lady at Patsoi-Langjing while many were left handicapped, it mentioned.
On arrival of the 10th ‘Indian Colonialism Resist Day 2022’, PREPAK appealed to the public to make an united stand and raise the slogan of ‘Go back Indian Occupation Force’, it added.