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Reacting to Maoist statement UNMM says members had not been contacted

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Imphal, Oct 5: Reacting to the warning by an armed rebel group, Maoist Communist Party, Manipur alleging negligence to the movement for protection of the indigenous people of the state, member bodies of the United NGO Mission Manipur (UNM-M) today said that none of the member of the outfit had officially or unofficially contacted to any chair holders of the organization.
A statement of the organization signed by 12 convenors of the organization said that the same is with the Women Action for development (WAD).   
The statement said that the accusation and allegation by the rebel group is seriously considered and  UNMM had convened a special meeting on 4th October and 5th October 2017 and verified that no one from Maoist had approached or contacted UNMM neither any of the chair holders of the organization by the Maoist on the topic of Yelhoumei and the case is pure allegation. It is same with WAD. It is to state there has been no official/formal and non-formal approach to UNMM for the discussion.
UNMM would like to inform that the organization has been working for the protection of Human Rights of the Indigenous People in Manipur and other states in the North Eastern region since 1995.
It said UNMM work to protect the land, water, natural resources, environment of the indigenous people under the framework of the UN declaration on rights of the indigenous people and mandate of Special Rapporteur on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights of the Indigenous People.
The body is strategically working to build the relationship and peace among the various ethnic communities inhabited in Manipur and in the region since its inception to avoid Killing each other and finds the solution across the table through dialogue.This organization also creating awareness among the various ethnic Indigenous Population in the State on the issue of rights and protection of Indigenous People in all the districts in Manipur. It further said that the UNMM is actively engaged to stop the killing of indigenous people under the environment of AFSPA, 1958 and had organized series of protest campaign to repeal the AFSPA and punish the perpetrators. For the repealing of AFSPA, UNMM along with many CSOs, apex bodies of various ethnic communities have engaged with Government of Manipur to repeal AFSPA adding that the organisation also work to control the threat of internal and external migration of population which is the deep fear in the heart      and  mind  of  the  people              in    Manipur.                                                          

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