Imphal, Feb 24
Armed rebel group Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) in a statement released to media house in connection with its 41st Foundation which the party observed as ‘Independence Demand Day’ flatly rejected any dialogue with the government at this juncture.
In a message by the President of the outfit, Irengbam Chaoren sent out in connection with the ‘Independence Demand Day’ said, “Under the current situation, it will be impossible to come to any form of agreement on liberation of Manipur through dialogue between the Government of India and the revolutionary groups of Manipur.
He said that there will be no conducive atmosphere for political dialogue on independence until and unless there are inescapable conditions which compel India to liberate all the nations which it annexed at the time of its formation.
India’s initiative for dialogue is basically about merging the revolutionaries into the
Indian mainstream, make them real Indians; disarm the revolutionary groups and bring a solution within the constitution of India. The statement said thatManipur’s Freedom will never compromise.
The statement however said that RPF welcomes all efforts of the people particularly CSOs to address the separatist tendency of several communities living together in Manipur and consolidate the idea of a united Manipur.
“In fact, we are well aware that forging unity among the communities is a crucial task of paramount importance. RPF’s armed movement to liberate Manipur is a response to the call of the over 2000 years old national history of independence and freedom. To protect the freedom and independence of Manipur, our forefathers fought against neighboring Myanmar for over 500 years.
To RPF, one major obstacle to correct this notion and take the nation on the right path is the Government of India’s colonial rule. In fact, RPF’s armed movement which is now over 40 years old is fundamentally against the Government of India’s colonial rule.
The statement said that the armed movement is not a manifestation of grievances against administrative or economic policies formulated by the Government of India for the people of Manipur.
The armed movement is a movement to liberate Manipur and establish self-rule. As of now, the movement is unable to achieve much progress as the enemy, with their superior resources and power, has been posing all kinds of hurdles to the movement.
“We believe we have two big reasons for the ‘Ultimate Victory’ of the liberation movement of Manipur; the first one being Manipur’s written history of being an independent nation which is over 2000 years old, and the second one is the forced annexation of Manipur by India. It has been accepted by one and all that it was these
two reasons which gave birth to the revolutionary movement.
As we cannot rely on our own strength alone in our fight against India, it is our indispensable strategy to forge alliance with neighboring revolutionary groups. It is also a part of our strategy to make ourselves capable of seeking timely assistance from countries which are hostile to India or which intend to weaken India. We are also well aware that there is a strong possibility of disintegration of India from inside with different communities/States/regions giving more emphasis to their own interests at the cost of united India.
The statement also blamed India terming it as a war-mongering country which has been provoking neighboring countries to wars without thinking of the consequences. The recent statement of newly appointed Indian army chief General MM Naravane that the Indian army will conquer Pakistan Administered Kashmir if the Parliament gives permission and insertion of Nepal’s Limpiyadhura, Lipulek and Kalapani within the territory of India in maps published by India unmistakably testify that India is a country which is keen to revive the idea of imperialism. As a result, India’s diplomatic relations with neighboring countries have been growing from bad to worse., the statement added.
The statement said that the claim of State Government leaders and those who see the revolutionary movement only from its appearance that the movement has been suppressed is not based on the right perspective.
“We will definitely pave the way for a war of liberation for our future generations even if the war takes a thousand years. This will be a sweet victory for the revolutionary movement”, Irengbam Chaoren said.