Photo exhibition exposes NSCN (IM) brutalities
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 10 2010: Displaying captured images of human rights violation perpetrated by the NSCN (IM), a photo exhibition on the theme of 'Preserve Human Rights' has begun from today at Manipur Press Club here.

The three-day long exhibition is being organised by Federation of Regional Indigenous Society (FREINDS).

Besides the photographs showing tell-tale signs of the crimes committed by NSCN (IM) during the infamous ethnic cleaning drive launched against the Kukis in 1990s, boundary maps of Manipur before and after the Merger Agreement as well as flags with royal insignia used by various Kings of Manipur are also being showcased in the exhibition.

The inaugural function of the exhibition was attended by former Minister Dr Nara Singh as chief guest, FREINDS president Sapamcha Jadumani as functional president and UCM president Yumnamcha Dilipkumar as guest of honour.

Leaders of various civil organisations were also present at the occasion.

In his address, Yumnamcha Dilipkumar said that the double-standard stand of Government of India has emboldened NSCN (IM).

The most glaring example is the instigation of ANSAM and some other organisations to impose economic blockade along National Highways passing through Manipur in the name of opposing the ADC polls recently.

But the most interesting thing is that NSCN (IM) had used all its force to ensure the success of some of their own hand-picked candidates in the said election.

NSCN (IM) should at once stop its sinister design of poisoning the mind of people and creating enmity among the different groups of people living in a society with a history of 2000 years through such double standard.

Otherwise, the collective wrath of the people may cost dear to NSCN (IM), he said.

Speaking as guest of honour, Ex-Minister Dr M Nara pointed out that protection of human rights is also one of the serious concern of United Nations.

"So, we should stand together against all those who are committing crime in violating human rights." In his presidential address, Sapamcha Jadumani observed that some people have opined that there was no need to oppose the visit of NSCN (IM) general secretary Th Muivah to visit his native village Somdal.

This was mainly due to ignorance of the crimes committed by Muivah on the innocent people.

So, the photo exhibition is an attempt to make these people understand and aware of the numerous crimes committed by Muivah and his followers.

The photo exhibition would also be held in other parts of India, he informed, while seeking the support and co-operation of the people in this regard.