UCM urges Govt to stick to its stand
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 06 2010: While urging the State Government to strengthen its stand on preventing NSCN (IM) general secretary Th Muivah from setting his foot on the soil of Manipur, United Committee Manipur (UCM) has called upon the people to stay alert and not to spread rumours.

Talking to mediapersons at Manipur Press Club here this afternoon, UCM president Yumnamcha Dilipkumar said that the stand of the Government of Manipur against the proposed visit of allow Muivah to visit Manipur is appreciable.

It is in the interest of the people who clearly understand the hidden political agenda behind the decision of the Centre to allow Muivah to visit Manipur.

So, the State Government needs to remain firm on its stand and not buckle under any pressure.

However, preventing the people from having a meeting to discuss steps to be taken up to ensure no untoward incidents happen as a fallout of the present issue is condemnable, Dilipkumar said.

He clarified that the decision of UCM to impose restriction on vehicles moving to hill districts from Imphal is only a precuationary measure and not against any community.

So the restriction would remained until there is normalcy in the State, he said, while seeking the co-operation of the people in this regard.

He also informed that UCM would not be carrying out any of its activities during the cause of the 48-hour general strike which would become into effect from 6 pm today.

The further course of actions would be announced after the general strike.

He also appealed to the people not to be mislead by rumours or spread them.

He also called upon the people to stay alert.

Representatives of various civil societies were also present during the press conference.