CPI to launch Nation wide drive on State's territory
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 16, 2010: Communist Party of India (CPI) is all set to launch a Nation-wide campaign by distributing leaflets across the country informing about the territorial boundary of Manipur and the challenges it is facing.

This, was stated by CPI Deputy General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy who arrived at Imphal today.

Addressing a press meet at Hotel Imphal here today, Sudhakar Reddy said that CPI would be launching a Nation-wide campaign to create awareness about the prevailing situation in Manipur and the threat to its territorial integrity of which people of other States has little knowledge.

The mode of the campaign would be decided after discussing the matter in the two-day CPI National Council meeting scheduled to be held at Hyderabad on June 12 and 13.Various other issues of Manipur would also be discussed during the meeting, Sudhakar Reddy said.

Saying that he has grasped the situation prevailing in the State after talking with CPI State unit leaders and representatives of the Senior Citizens for Society, Sudhakar said the Senior Citizens were urged to go to Delhi and apprise relevant authorities about the grave situation.

He also assured all possible assistance from the side of CPI.

"The indefinite economic blockade being imposed on the National Highways is inhuman.

This should be lifted immediately.

Oft-repeated eco-blockades may lead to civil war", he cautioned.

Any laxity on the part of the Centre on this issue would certainly alienate the people of Manipur.

The Union Government should work with urgency that the blockade aimed at strangling an entire population is lifted without any delay, Sudhakar Reddy demanded.

"NSCN (IM) General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah is not simply going home.

He is taking along the agenda of greater Nagaland", the CPI leader noted.

Asserting that the stance of the people of Manipur not to allow entry of Muivah to Manipur was justified, Sudhakar said that the CPI supported the people's stance.

The Union Government should re-consider the clearance given to Muivah to visit Manipur.

The Centre should also take up all necessary measures to address the crisis of scarcity of all essential commodities in the State, he demanded.

The boundary of Manipur cannot be changed under pressure or coercion.

CPI will raise this issue of territorial integrity during the forthcoming monsoon session of the Parliament, Sudhakar Reddy said.