UCM cautions GoI over Muivah's visit
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 04 2010: Submitting a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India through the Governor of Manipur, United Committee Manipur (UCM) has asked the Government of India to immediately withdraw support to Muivah's entry into Manipur so as to avoid crisis that engulfed Manipur in the summer of 2001 .

The memorandum signed by UCM president Yumnamcha Dilipkumar asserted that the Government of India was responsible for the extension of the ceasefire with the NSCN (I-M) beyond the territorial limits of Nagaland in 2001 that resulted in the Great June Uprising for the protection of the territorial integrity of Manipur and loss of 18 precious lives.

The crisis that has been generated through the appeasement policy of the Government of India towards the NSCN (I-M) is yet to be eased even after establishment of the United Progressive Alliance at the Centre and the communal tension is likely to be whipped up by the proposed entry of NSCN (I-M) general secretary Th Muivah to Manipur.

UCM would not have objected to the homecoming of a peaceful citizen to the State of Manipur but Muivah's political intentions are already clear to the public that his presence would incite ethnic tension in the State, the memorandum said, adding that this can be prevented by wise counsel from the Government of India to Muivah.

UCM has also categorically stated that the Government of India should be responsible for any eventuality of allowing Muivah to enter Manipur.