Imphal, Aug 9,
Large number of people belonging to four different organisations of Khurai area today staged a sit-in-protest at Khurai Lamlong Keithel. The peculiarity of the protest is that most of the persons joining the protest were male this time.
The sit-in-protest is being organised by the Khurai Pana Apunba Singlup, Coordinating body Khurai, Apunba Nupi Lup Khurai, Ahongpung Protection Committee and Lamlong Keithel Phambi Nupi lup.
The five bodies also submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Manipur urging him to take up necessary urgent action against the controversial frame work agreement signed between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM on August 3, 2015,
“It is learnt that the Provision (s) of Article 371 A in the constitution of India which gives special status to the state of Nagaland may likely be extended to the so call Naga Inhabited area of Manipur as per the Frame Work Agreement without consulting the government of Manipur . Such Act of Government of India is causing vicious insinuation in the various ethnic communities of Manipur”, the memorandum added.
The memorandum submitted jointly by the 5 bodies of the Khurai area also urged the Manipur State Assembly to take unanimous resolution during Special Session to be convened on August 16 that similar provision (s) of the Article 371 (A) can never be extended under any circumstances to the so called Naga inhabited area of the state of Manipur.
It may be mentioned that special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution has been challenged by the supporters of the BJP and Sang Paribaar at Supreme Court on the ground that the article discriminate the citizen of the country.