Imphal, Nov 19: Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur (SSUM) and Manipur Proletariat Peoples’ Democratic Union (MPPDU) has withdrawn their fast-unto-death protest which began from November 16, 2017 demanding implementation of Inner Line Permit System in Manipur, today till winter session.
Speaking to the media person at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal, Naorem Tanoranjan, Convenor Publicity and Propaganda of SSUM said that the fast-unto-death protest carried out by SSUM and MPPDU has been withdrawn for a while until the government take up positive action as per the memorandum submitted during a meeting with the Chief Minister of Manipur on November 18, 2017.
The decision to withdraw the protest was taken unanimously after a meeting held with the meira paibi and different civil organisation at Manipur Press Club, today, he added.
Resolution to suspend the protest till winter session was taken during the meeting and also to continue the demands for implementation of ILPS in Manipur jointly with the Meira Paibi and various civil society and organisation of the state, Tanoranjan asserts.
Tanoranjan also said that though the protest has been put on hold till winter session, if the state government fails to take up positive action of the submitted memorandum, SSUM and MPPDU will not hold back, instead they will carry out a strong movement until ILPS is implemented in the state.
Mention may be that the memorandum which was submitted to the chief minister includes implementation of Article 3 of the Indian constitution in the state to safe guard the territorial integrity of the state and to safeguard the indigenous people in the state, to settle the conflict over Mongba Hanba and Khurai Ahongpung by conveying talk with both conflicting parties under the initiatives of government of Manipur and construction of Mongba Hanba Khubam as well as Koubru Khubam be started at the earliest, meeting for all the political parties at the earliest to urge the central government for the amendment of the Article 3 of the Indian constitution for safeguarding the territorial boundary of the state and to institute another drafting committee headed by the chief minister and also to include the a member from All Manipur working journalist union, Editors Guild Manipur , Senior advocates and senior citizen.