Govt debunks IM's allegation
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 29 2010: Reacting to the press statement of NSCN (IM) published in some Nagaland based newspapers and national media which attempted to incriminate Chief Minister Okram Ibobi for the prevailing situation in Manipur and Nagaland, the SPF Govt has debunked the allegation as baseless and unfounded.

A press statement issued by SPF spokesman N Biren, referring to the quit notice served by a proscribed group to some citizens of India living in Manipur, clarified that all proscribed groups are equal in view of the State Government.

Stating that the State Govt has clear stance to fight all unlawful organisations in befitting manner, Biren remarked that the NSCN (IM)'s attempt to incriminate O Ibobi only sounded absurd.

Biren decried the press statements issued from different quarters following NSCN (IM) General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah's attempt to force his way into Manipur.

These press statements have the potential to create misunderstandings among different communities of Manipur who have been together cordially.

The incumbent Govt is not for any particular section of people.

It is for all Manipuris including Nagas, Kukis, Meiteis, Meitei Pangals and others.

The Govt would not remain silent against any policy/activity aimed at creating animosity between any communities of Manipur, Biren stated.

NSCN (IM) does not represent all the Nagas.

It was formed by a group for some individuals and this is known to everybody, Biren asserted.

Substantiating his point, Biren said NSCN (IM)'s efforts to prohibit ADC elections have failed.

Apprehensive that people's share and rights which the NSCN (IM) used to forfeit earlier would go the people once the ADC elections are held, the outfit has been putting in all efforts to sabotage the ADC elections by threatening people, Biren said.

Despite all their efforts, the people have come out and are struggling to enjoy their rights.

The State Government would not compromise under any circumstances in its effort to provide democratic rights to the tribal people which they have not been enjoying for the last many years, Biren declared.

Lamenting the Mao Gate incident of May 6, Biren clarified that State forces were deployed at Mao Gate to prevent entry of Th Muivah to Manipur who is guilty in countless cases of murdering Kukis, prominent Tangkhul leaders, State officers, highway robbery, arson and collection of illegal taxes. Muivah is also the main conspirator plotting to disintegrate Manipur to make way for greater Nagaland.

State forces are not there to harass or assault Mao people, he added.