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Will continue to struggle for protection of Indigenous People – Kh. Ratan

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Imphal, Sept 11: Former convenor of the JCILPS, Khomdram Ratan, who was released on bail on September 8, reaffirm his stand saying that he will continue to struggle for the protection of the Indigenous people of the state.
Speaking to a reception function organized by the JAC formed against the announcement of Wanted to him at Akampat here in Imphal, Ratan said that even though the government may tried to suppress the peoples’ movement by using all kind of petty politics even by making false charges, however, he will not retreat on his struggle for the protection of the people.
Reiterating his stand for the cause of the people, Ratan said that he will keep on fighting for the right of the people of the state.
“In my whole career I have been contributing whole my energy for the people and trapping me with false charges is not going to stop him from working further for the people of the state”, Ratan said.
Former JCILPS convenor Khomdram Ratan was declared wanted by state police on June 2 when the agitation for implementation of the ILPS reached its peak. The ILPS leader challenge the announcement of wanted at Manipur High court. When the case hearing was underway and a day after a division bench of Manipur High Court Reserve the ruling, Ratan joined the protest demonstration for implementation of ILPS at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai Community Hall on August 18. He was arrested from the spot at around 11 pm by police on several other charges.
Ratan was released on bail on September 8.
Ratan extended his heartfelt gratitude to all the people of the state particularly the students’ community who had staged demonstrations in support of him. On the occasion, 17 students who had underwent fast-unto-death protest demanding removal of the Wanted tagged leveled against him, were also honoured.
Leaders of various civil society organizations, including JCILPS, IPSA, Mapi Council, Tammi Chingmi and Haomi Research Center and students’ organization AMSU attended the reception function.
Speakers on the occasion lambast the present government attitude towards the peoples’ movement.

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