'Truce should not affect territory'
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, June 07 2010: An all communities' meeting held today at Bamon Kampu community hall has resolved that the ongoing peace talk between the Government of India and NSCN-IM should not affect the territorial integrity of Manipur.

The meeting was organised by the All Bamon Kampu Development Association under the aegis of the United Committee Manipur.


The meeting further resolved that NSCN-IM General Secretary Th Muivah should not be allowed to enter Manipur as he is harbouring a nefarious agenda.

The State Government should not change its stance regarding the proposed visit of Muivah.

Another resolution of the meeting was to uphold the age-old fraternity among the hill and valley people and to stand united against divisive forces.

Addressing the gathering, MLA Th Nandakishore asserted that burning vehicles, schools and offices will not bring peace.

He observed that some people with communal mindsets have been scheming to misguide the younger generations.

He also stressed on the need to analyse and understand the situation that has arisen because of the prolonged blockade.

Keikhu Women Society president Adim Pamei demanded that the blockade should be lifted immediately.

Noting that some people have been attempting to create fissures among the people of Manipur on communal lines, KN Kodum, Chairman of Sandang Senba Maring village said that all communities of Manipur are Manipuri first.

Observing that the whole population of Manipur have been facing serious crisis due to the prolonged economic blockade, he urged upon the Government to bring a solution to the precarious situation.

Secretary of Yaipharok Maring village, Th Medor lamented that all communities have been facing extreme hardships with essential commodities including rice either unavailable or quite costly beyond the capacity of common people.

Spokesperson of Bright Star Union Keirao Md Altaf said that those trying to create misunderstanding and disunity among the people of Manipur need to be taught the meaning of integrity and unity.

One should not make demands which cannot be given or received, he asserted.

The meeting was also attended by UCM president Yumnamcha Dilipkumar, IPSA vice-president John Elangbam, Kanglamei president Y Leirik Leima and Pradhan of Bamon Kampu Gram Panchayat Thokchom Bhubon.