Imphal, Aug 28:
President of the United Peoples’ Front (UPF), Nongthombam Rupachandra today urged both the center and the state government to find a lasting solution to the ongoing conflict in the state so that people can return to normal life.
Rupachandra was speaking to reporter in connection with the 25th Foundation Day of the UPF at Manipur Press Club. The silver jubilee celebration was observed under the theme – of finding a solution to the challenge by illegal immigrants to the integrity of Manipur. A discussion on the topic – the fallout of India’s divide-and-rule policy among the indigenous people of Manipur was also held.
Besides Rupachandra, Secretary General of United Committee Manipur, Warepam Second, Chairman of HAOMEE Research Guild Manipur, President of MAPI Council, K.C Romeo, President of NIPCO Oinam Premjit and Advisor of UPF Manipur Advocate L. Jadu were also present as dignitaries in the silver jubilee function of the UPF.
UPF President Rupachandra said that due to the crisis that sparked on May 3 in at Churachandpur district, many people including women and children were made homeless. Indigenous people have become refugees in their own land. Rupachandra said that both the government of India and Manipur should find a speedy and lasting solution so that people of the land can return to normal life. He also said that the government should immediately take up security measures and rehabilitation work to ensure that those displaced people return to their respective houses and settle peacefully.
In connection with the partial ban of internet service, Rupchandra said that when some people can afford the broadband or fiber optics internet connection many are left without internet connection as they cannot afford such service provided by the government. He said that students of poor families are deprived of the right to information while students of rich families are enjoying internet connectivity.
The UPF president further said that the government of Manipur should immediately implement NRC so that illegal migrants who are creating all kinds of trouble in the state can be controlled.
Regarding the state assembly session, Rupachandra said that the session is for saving the government.