“Sapam Robinhood, who sacrificed his life during protest for ILP died not only for the movement of the people but also for the police personnel who had shoot him”. This was stated by convenor –in-charge of JCILPS Kh Ratan while speaking during a protest staged at Mantripukhri today. The protest demonstration organized by Mantripukhri Protection and Development Committee, Muslim Land Development Association and New friend Colony Welfare Association was attended by around 100 people from the surroundings.
Speaking at the protest site, Kh Ratan said that both the government as well as the police should know that the protest for implementation of an Inner Line Permit System for protection of the indigenous people of the state is for the whole of the people of the state.
“Robinhood sacrificed his life for the police personnel who shot him”, Ratan added.
He said that the state government or state police must know that the demand also included for them and the state government should sincerely work out to implement a legislation to protect the indigenous people of the state..
Ratan further criticized the attitude of some of the people including the politicians representing the people to rethink and re-recount the content of the constitution of India while framing such a legislation. He said every community has their birth right to protect themselves and while implementing such a legislation if the constitution need to be amended than it should be done for the sake of the people of the state. If the constitution can be amended for the cause of Jammu and Kashmir, why should it be for the people of Manipur. He said the government should not hesitate in fulfilling the demand of the people if they think that Manipur is a very integral part of India.
He further added that the people of Manipur will not retreat the agitation this time.