MPYCC kicks off peace campaign
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 14 2010: While appealing against inciting communal tension while the State is passing through an unsettling situation over a political issue, Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (MPYCC) president MLA M Prithiviraj has called upon the people to continue to maintain peace and harmony and live without fear.

In an attempt to prevent any untoward incident as a fallout of the ongoing indefinite economic blockade and the recent Mao Gate incident, a series of peace campaigns have been organised by MPYCC at Tharon and Langol Tarung village of Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency today.

As part of the campaign, mass rallies have also been taken out to spread the message of peace and harmony among the people.

Later addressing public meetings at Tharon Club as well as at the community hall of Tarung village, Prithiviraj explained that the peace campaign is being launched to spread the message of peace and harmony among the people in the backdrop of the prevailing unsettling situation over the political conflict between the Government of India and the Government of Manipur.

He also appealed against spreading rumour.

Asserting that the proposed visit of NSCN (IM) general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah to Manipur should not be simply looked upon as a home coming visit, the MLA further said that his (Muivah's) main objective is to disrupt the election of the Autonomous District Council.

It being a political issue, let the Government confronts it and no tension should be created among the people.

The major communities in the valley should also ensure the protection of the minority communities, the MLA said.

He further observed that the demand for integration of all Naga inhabited areas under one administrative unit is legally right or wrong needs to be analysed and understood by all the people.

It would be wrong on the part of Muivah to break apart the relationship of the people and create hatred among them for his own personal benefit.

So the Government of Manipur has objected to the proposed visit of Muivah to Manipur in the interest of ensuring peaceful conduct of the ADC election and protection of the territorial integrity of Manipur, the MLA said, while reiterating that instead of falling prey to those who are trying to create communal hatred, public should live in peace and harmony.

Social worker Jyotin Waikhom, who also addressed the meetings, pointed out that whether the demand of the NSCN (IM) would be realised or not is another thing.

But the issue should not create mutual distrust among the people and forced them to leave their respective villages.

He also appealed for lifting the economic blockade as well as the counter blockade.

Former Minister L Radhakishore and many village leaders who also spoke at the occasion too appealed for dispelling fear and maintaining peace and harmony among the people.