TODAY -
UNLF celebrates 42nd B'day, CC greets people, issues annual statement-II
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, November 24: The Central Committee of the UNLF besides greeting the people of Manipur on the occasion of its 42nd foundation day has also issued its annual statement, addressing a gamut of issues and highlighting its ideologies and beliefs to the people.

Therefore, the UNLF would like to emphasise the imperative necessity of exploring together by the responsible bodies of all the ethnic communities the path to our survival, without India’s involvement or interference whatsoever.

In this regard, the UNLF wish to invite the responsible leaders of all ethnic communities to discuss the matter with an open mind.

3. Lackeys India: It is unfortunate; however, that our ethnic communities have not sufficiently understood together the historical necessity of “Coexistence and Codevelopment” and that some leaders have been playing ethno-exclusive politics all along so as to wreck the historical process of our coexistence.

Meanwhile India, our common enemy, apprehending the historical force of ‘Co-existence and Co-development’ has already taken steps to thwart such a development.

What is even more unfortunate is the emergence among us of those people who have no moral compunction to become India’s lackey by helping and assisting in implementing the policy of ‘divide and rule’.

These people are indulging in anti-people activities, particularly against our National liberation struggle, in collusion with the Indian Security Force (ISF).

These so-called leaders have maintained their own ‘private armies’ and have been using them in creating inter-ethnic tensions and conflicts.

They are terrorising peoples in the foothills and committing crimes against the Nation by collaborating with the ISF, such as kidnapping ex-revolutionaries and handing them over to the ISF.

The UNLF earnestly appeals to such elements to stop their negative activities forthwith.

Further activities in defiance of this appeal would be treated as anti-people and anti-National and those responsible would be awarded severe punishment without any distinction of ethnic affiliations.

4. The Issue of Language and Script: Today’s generations are confronting a threat to the integrity of Manipur which is the political fallout of the religious division of our society by Hindu religion.

It is very unfortunate that the issue of ‘Meetei Mayek’ should become, at such a crucial juncture, a contentious issue which has the propensity to widen further the Ching-Tam divide.

The onus of responsibility for creating this situation should be equally borne by the present Manipur Government for its short-sighted policy and the narrow ethno-exclusive politics of some groups bent on creating ethnic disharmony.

The situation has prompted the UNLF to reiterate its principled stand on the issue.

The foundation of UNLF’s political outlook, rather National outlook, is “Co-existence and Co-development” with respect for one another’s distinct identities, to guarantee to all ethnic communities, particularly to smaller ones, the right to preserve and develop their distinct identities within a political system that guarantees autonomy at all levels.

On the basis of this outlook, preservation of one’s distinct identity, particularly preservation of one’s language and script and to be able to pursue education in their own language and script is an inalienable right of all ethnic communities.

Therefore, there is no wrong with the Meeteis desiring to reintroduce their original Meetei script instead of the Bangla script imposed very much later.

This is their right.

On the same principle, there is no wrong with other ethnic communities desiring to learn in their own language and use a script of their choice, for those who do not have one.

This is their right, and the Meeteis should support it.

Therefore, it is the principled stand of the UNLF that any measure amounting to imposition should not be used on other ethnic communities in propagating Meeteilon and Meetei Script.

The UNLF is pained to observe that such a policy is being pursued against democratic principles by the present Manipur Government and that it will only bring about the disintegration of Manipur.

Taking the minimum steps first for co-existence and co-developmemnt that would give a sense of belongingness to other ethnic communities in learning Meeteilon and Meetei Mayek, instead of applying such coercive methods, would be the correct approach.

The economic activities for coexistence and Co-development encompassing the Hills and the Plains will highlight the absolute necessity for interdependence, bring the two more closer to one another and become more caring for one another.

Thus, the interaction for coexistence would result in the emergence of a common cultural identity in a natural process.

Particularly, a commonly acceptable lingua-franca would emerge.

That language will no more identify with a particular ethnic community; it will have become the language of Manipur.

Such a natural cultural process should be cherished, but should never be sought to achieve through imposition.

The same is true for Script as well.

Therefore, specific measures for developing other dialects should be taken along with the propagation of Meetei Script.

This outlook demands a slogan to “Develop other dialects!” along with the slogan to “Introduce Meetei Script!” The Meeteis should display far-sightedness in working for developing other dialects.

So when their goal is round the corner, the organisations and leaders spearheading the movement for Meetei Script should not commit the mistake of resorting to any method that may be wrongly construed as ‘Meetei chauvinism’ by other ethnic communities.

Because, this would tantamount to alienating for the second time those ethnic groups who do not use Meetei script who were alienated about three hundred years ago in the name of religion.

This should never happen again in view of building a united country, particularly from the perspective of our National liberation struggle.

This is something that goes very much against the spirit of coexistence.

Let us understand together also that inimical forces against coexistence and codevelopment are out to take advantage of tensions and conflicts arising from such issues of language and script and that the Indian Government is working hand in glove with such forces.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • 'Nura Pakhang'(Video) @Portugal:: Gallery
  • DIO inaugurated @Kangpokpi :: Gallery
  • 8th MU Annual Sports Meet #2 :: Gallery
  • The Real Purenba :: Folk Tales
  • Is cleanliness drive another publicity stunt
  • Time zone & daylight saving time for NE
  • Khongjom War observed at Delhi
  • A matter need to be pondered
  • Rongmei tribe recognition..withdraws
  • Seniors ask GoI to move peace process
  • People's Day likely from next month
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) Demand :: Timeline
  • Mr India 2017- Ksh Bhaktakumar :: Gallery
  • MIMS (MU) - ManFete #1 :: Gallery
  • nuja (Nuja) :: Seireng
  • Paper trail of fake encounters in Manipur
  • Food & beverage of Zeliangrong #3
  • The Killing Fields :: News Timeline
  • Let us switch on the living mode
  • Saying no to non-local appointment
  • Let adopted child knows the truth
  • Purul, Senapati :: 360 View Panorama
  • Play: 'It's a Myth' :: Gallery
  • Floral tributes to PLA 'martyrs' #3:: Gallery
  • Relevance of ecotourism in the real world
  • World Malaria Day: End Malaria for good
  • The Bath :: Poem
  • Peeking through the FA pact
  • Leaking of the secret deal, another trick?
  • Tributes paid on Khongjom Day #1:: Gallery
  • Arm-Wrestling Championship :: Gallery
  • Dilimpou, Thaireiliu, Doukhothang :: eMing
  • Curses come home to roost
  • Childhood hearing loss/deafness
  • Does India trade deficit with China matter
  • Silent protest against minors gang rape
  • Indo-Naga Talks 2017 :: News Timeline
  • B'pur citizens launch forum for development
  • Yes sir, yes sir syndrome
  • Cheiraoba Thabal @Singjamei:: Gallery
  • TBSFA Veteran Football :: Gallery
  • Saga of Herbert School Hostel
  • Disable for the disable person
  • Manipur : Charting the way forward
  • Uneasy Coexistence :: Poem
  • Assam Rifles Ex-Servicemen Rally
  • Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied
  • Public Relations(PR) Day celebrations
  • Forest authority denies killing tiger
  • Education Minister needs to check
  • Sadar Hills Demand 2011-2017 : Timeline
  • Ethoi Oinam #1 (Actress) :: eRang
  • Angkor Wat , Cambodia #5 :: Gallery
  • Read all about Khongjom Day : History
  • Where Do Manipuris Come From ?
  • WW2 Bridge remain unnoticed by govt
  • I m not born to fulfill parent's dreams
  • 2nd Northeast Fiesta at Jalandhar
  • Filmmaker urged to make socially relevant
  • Bat for more people to people contact
  • Changing trend of journalism
  • Nura Pakhang : Music video
  • Cultural program @Ukhrul #2 :: Gallery
  • puNsi (Punsi) :: Seireng
  • Faith, forgiveness & future
  • Rise of new hopes with BJP in Manipur
  • What is your keyword ?
  • Thanksgiving Function: NE people in Delhi
  • Condemns rape of two school children
  • Govt decision to make hindi compulsory
  • Expectations from the BJP led Govt
  • 6th Kangleipak Kang Trophy #2:: Gallery
  • Floral tributes to PLA 'martyrs' #2:: Gallery
  • Victor Thoudam's It's A Myth :: Synopsis
  • The end of history & Manipur!
  • From Imphal with love
  • License to kill in Manipur
  • Jobs at JCRE Skill Solutions
  • Central Working Committee of TSA
  • Lajong NE Diaries cross 1 Million Views
  • Nagas in Cambodia
  • Addressing VIP culture : No to beacon lights
  • SC judgment to extra-judicial killings
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba @Pune :: Gallery
  • 8th MU Annual Sports Meet #1 :: Gallery
  • Career options after 10 + 2
  • Computerization of land records in Manipur
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba organized at Pune
  • Sattriya Dance: Assam's classical dance
  • Phynyx in Classic Nostalgia at Imphal
  • Beginning of the end of Cong ?
  • Please be serious on road accident
  • Thabal Chongba @Kolkata :: Gallery
  • CM N Biren visit to Ukhrul #2 :: Gallery
  • National Mathematics Day :: Gallery
  • What Ails India's North East? :: Review
  • Commercialization of transgender event
  • Urges Manipur Govt to desist Mapithel dam
  • Mathematics Day at Oriental College
  • Ministers inspect Chandranadi Riverbanks
  • DG IIMC & ADG IIS visit Manipur
  • Manipur duo net London goal
  • Battle of Khongjom : 2 dates for 1 battle
  • Action appreciative, fishy in replacement
  • Governor Trophy Junior Tennis #2 :: Gallery
  • 7th UGC ROP must be Empowering ...
  • Imphal Talkies in my town
  • A new perspective of urban planning
  • The morning dew :: Poem
  • Assam Rifles Ex-servicemen Rally
  • Challenges of heading a coalition Govt
  • Cheirao-chingkaba :: Gallery
  • Tangkhul Dance @Ukhrul #1 :: Gallery
  • 1st People's Day @Jiri :: Gallery
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • Some Canadian Ideas For School Education
  • Manipuri is a classical language
  • NEROCA FC :: Group Photo
  • Dont make it another Publicity stunt
  • Cheiraoba Chak Katpa -Apr 14 :: Gallery
  • Floral tributes to PLA 'martyrs' #1:: Gallery
  • CM Reception @Khwairamband :: Gallery
  • Wanted: Manipur River Protection Force
  • BSNL broadband condition in Tamenglong
  • April Showers - Sketches :: Poem
  • Websites launches on Digital Manipur
  • MHRD-University Ranking: Status of MU
  • Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Assam met CM
  • Against notice served to Dr. Kamei @JNIMS
  • Manipur Sangai Festival 2016 #4 : Ooba
  • 'Manipur Govinda' (Play) #2 :: Gallery
  • Superstition, oath & ordeal of Koren
  • Appointment of IAS Officer as JNIMS Director
  • A toffee for the coin
  • DM : Inspiration Episode 12
  • Some points for the CM to digest
  • Govt should not let free public money
  • Reaching out to the hill people
  • CM N Biren visit to Ukhrul #1 :: Gallery
  • Shumang Leela Day :: Gallery
  • Yaikhomba Mutum selected at Cambridge
  • Ethnic Relations: Discourse of NE : Seminar
  • Public Behavior; Hard Nut for New Rulers
  • Will the Lotus really bloom In Manipur?
  • Story of rain & drain in Imphal city
  • Manipur State Policy for Children 2017
  • Centre against SC verdict lifting AFSPA
  • Dubai seeks access to airports in NE
  • Demand for Inner Line Permit : Articles
  • Mending the cracks
  • Earthern Pottery- Thongjao #1 :: Gallery
  • Trip to Kamjong district :: Gallery
  • Hanubi & Hanuba : Downloadable Folktale
  • The Slumbering Beauty :: Poem
  • Career planning after Class X #2
  • CCMT: MTech Admission at NIT Manipur
  • CM inaugurates Tourist Resort at Hungpung
  • Thousands welcomed CM in Ukhrul
  • No re-examination stand of COHSEM
  • Media can still be a tool.. CCpur issue
  • Thoubal Keithel #2 :: Gallery
  • Governor Trophy Junior Tennis #1 :: Gallery
  • Cheirao-chingkaba [Mar 29] #3 :: Gallery
  • Importance Of School Education In Manipur
  • Question leak: Where system goes wrong
  • Walk-in for JRF post @ Mizoram University
  • BNHS announces third common bird count
  • Setting aside a day for the public
  • Unfair, why over 2 lakhs voters are deprived
  • Thabal Chongba @Mysore :: Gallery
  • Nungshiba Khongel @Sylhet :: Gallery
  • Dance movement Takao Kawaguchi's way
  • The man who bridges Manipuri Meiteis...
  • Convention & Nungshiba Khongel at Sylhet
  • A wakeup call by Ima Chenghi
  • Atrocities against ethnic minorities in B'desh
  • Question leak in Class XII exam
  • Shuri Kaso Phanat (Garlic Fest) :: Gallery
  • Education system & emotional integrity
  • Cheiraoba as practiced by Meitei Hindus
  • Religion As A Marker Of Caste System
  • Shaheed Memorial Football :: Gallery
  • Yaoshang Sports #6 (Mar 16) :: Gallery
  • Landslide @Sirarakhong, Ukhrul:: Gallery
  • Ministers @Sirarakhong landslide :: Gallery
  • Mix Media Festival #4:: Gallery
  • Meitei Pokpi :: Radio e-pao
  • Stories of Suns: Shadows from Past
  • Demand for Inner Line Permit (ILP) :: Articles
  • Arambai Exhibition Show #1:: Gallery
  • Nongmai Kainou Chingsomba #2:: Gallery
  • Career prospect in Physics
  • Cheiraoba Chak Katpa [Mar 29] #2:: Gallery
  • Last rites of Sunder Gopal :: Gallery
  • Oinam Doren wins 'Tangible Culture' in UK
  • Lukhrabi Macha : Funga Wari
  • Governor's Cup Women Polo Final :: Gallery
  • Heavy flooding Imphal #2:: Gallery
  • Manipur raiding Burma (1600 - 1850)
  • Cheirao-chingkaba [Mar 29] #2 :: Gallery
  • Miss Manipur Queen 2017 #3 : Gallery
  • Trip to Tamu, Myanmar #1: Gallery
  • Hangmila Shaiza: First Woman MLA
  • Featured Photo for 2017 #1 :: Gallery
  • Maphou Dam :: 360 View Panorama
  • Biju Ningombam (Photos) #3 :: eRang
  • Landscape of Manipur #5: Wallpaper