Imphal, Jan 22
A joint statement by Co-Ordination Committee (CorCom) Manipur( Kangleipak) and the United Liberation Front Of Assam(ULFA) has called upon the people of the WESTERN SOUTH EAST ASIA (WESEA) Region to BOYCOTT the India’s Republic Day Celebration on 26 January 2020.
The armed group appealed people of the (WESEA) to boycott the Indian Republic day 2020 by staying at home supporting a total shut down of activates from midnight (12 am) of January 25 to 6 PM of January 26, 2020. This restriction is not applicable to emergency service and these should by functioning normally during these hours, it added
The statement said that Indian constitution is becoming a tool for deceiving the people of WESEA to sacrifice our future and identities for an artificial nation called India.
It further added that the ongoing movement against CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) should be an eye opener for the people of WESEA, especially the youths. Many questions crop up at these juncture and we need some serious introspection.
“Why do we oppose CAA? Why are we afraid of outsiders (whether foreigners or mainland Indians) overwhelming us, thereby making us minorities in our own land. If we are Indians why are we afraid of becoming pure Indians like Indians? The answer is simple; we still want to preserve our identities and becoming pure Hindustanis results in the annihilation of our existence as distinct peoples”, the statement said.
“Seven decades is a pretty long time for the people of WESEA to figure out what the different Indian governments have been planning all along. We would be fooling only ourselves if we believed that the special status like Scheduled Areas, Scheduled Tribe status, ILP etc. would protect us. Indian constitution can be amended again and again to suit the policies of any future government. India is keeping these special facilities for the time being because we in the WESEA have a large number of insurgents with some heavy firepower to kill the Indian soldiers many times over. What all these crafty Indian leaders have been doing is to minimize the number of these armed people through deceptive scrappy solutions and if sometime in the future only a few of these armed insurgents are left all the special facilities would be taken back just like that of Kashmir. Because such special privileges would hamper the people of WESEA to become pure Hindustanis.
India has been using carrot and stick policy to suppress WESEA people’s desire for independence. By using AFSPA Indian security forces are trying to frighten us into submission and a few years down the line if we are not strong enough we would be so afraid to even speak our own languages the statement added.
The statement said that the only was to protect us is by regaining our sovereignty. The constitution of India which is just 70 years old cannot obliterate the history and the political cultures of thousands years old nations of Manipur (Kangleipak) and Assam.
The joint statement said that, WESEA people’s liberation movement will be victorious as our peoples standing behind us. It also added that
The picture of the handful of WESEA MPs whimpering amidst the cacophony of mainland MPs is the allegory of our bleak future in the political system of India.