UCM cautions Centre on Muivah's visit
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 21 2010: The United Committee Manipur (UCM) has construed that the Central Government not asking NSCN (IM) general secretary Th Muivah to leave Viswema village is intended on allowing the rebel leader's entry to manipur at any cost.

A UCM statement said inspite of information received that the AICC Core Committee had decided against Muivah's proposed visit, the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram allowing Muivah to stay put close to Manipur's border reflects the Centre is yet to change its initial stand to allow the NSCN leader visit Manipur.

Moreover, exerting pressure upon government of manipur to revoke decision of not allowing Muivah's visit and alleged attempt to drive a between the ethnic community of Manipur is a testimony that the centre does not accord much importance to interest and sentiment of people.

UCM also opined that Centre's intention is to test limit of tolerance of manipuris and make the State the proverbial sacrificial lamb in solving the Naga problem.

While calling upon the masses to exercise restrain so that peace co-existence could be sustained, UCM also cautioned that in case the Centre persist with its 'naga Appeasement Policy' another massive uprising of the people more intense than the 2004 movement against extension of indo-Naga ceasefire could not be ruled out.

Further, noting a recent comment of P Chidambaram to a news channel that approving Muivah's visit to Manipur was ill-timed and that objective of the decision was to sustain the ongoing political dialogue, a UCM statement reiterated that under no circumstance should manipur's territorial integrity be compromised to please the NSCN (IM).

Expressing that UCM's decision to declare Public Emergency, in case Centre's plan to allow Muivah visit manipur materialises, might have caused shock and apprehension among the common masses, the statement mooted that P Chidambaram should not invite similar shocking development as the June 2004 events were enough evidence that the people are determined to uphold manipur's territorial integrity at all cost.

Conveying to the people to intimate UCM functionaries/members in case matters concerning public interest are to be discussed, it also prevailed upon political organisations to abandon their respective agenda and work cohesively to foil sinister design of the Central Government.