Imphal, May 21,
With no clarification came from Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Home Minister, Kiren Rijiju against the provocation statement given by interlocutor RN. Ravi in national media in connection with the Naga Accord, civil organizations of the state continue its protest.
A sit-in-protest cum public meeting was jointly organised by Khwairamband Apunba Ima Keithel (KAIK), United Committee Manipur (UCM), All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation (AMUCO) and Committee of Civil Societies of Kangleipak (CCSK) at Khwairamband Keithel, Imphal, today.
Speaking to media persons, AMUCO president, Ph. Devan Sharma said the statement given by interlocutor RN. Ravi on April 26, 2018 on a national media has created an enormous threat to the integrity of Manipur state.
In the statement given by R.N. Ravi shows pity politics being played to the people of the state in the name of assuring valley area protection bill and removal of AFSPA while their main ideology is to create hatred among the different communities of the state. A territorial Council one specific community is nothing but spewing venom to the unity of the various ethnic communty in the state.
Sunil Karam, UCM president said that as per the agreement signed with Home Minister, it was agreed that stakeholders and Manipur Government will be consulted before finalizing the framework agreement.
Sunil said the statement given by R.N. Ravi about establishment of Autonomous Naga Territorial Council and Common Naga Cultural Body seems to be stated in conivance with the Prime Minister as there is no clarification from his side.
“ The Prime Minister of India should clarify over the statement of R.N. Ravi”, Sunil added.
Sunil also said that on May 6, 2018, the civil organization has sought for clarification from the concern but till date no positive response has been given which is very unfortunate. Since that various form of agitation has been carrying out in the state and until their demands is made their will be no drawback, even the situation may get worst if the clarification is made at the earliest.
Jeetendra Ningomba, Vice President CCSK said that no clarification till that despite submission od numerous memorandums and demands made by the civil organization regarding the Naga Accord and statement made by RN. Ravi clearly shows that the Centre is utilising the interlocutor to calculate the sentiment of the Manipur people.
People of Manipur will not tolerate such act by the Prime Minister, Home Minister and concern government, he added.
Later, 16 members including 8 Imas from Apunba Khwairamband Keithel and 8 leaders of Civil Organisation UCM, AMUCCO and CCSK submitted a memorandum to Governor of Manipur.
Meanwhile, most of the shops in Khwairamband Keithel including, Paona Keithel, Thangal Keithel, MG Avenue, etc remains close due to the sit-in cum public meeting held today which gave an inconveniences to the public marketing.