UCM slams Centre's Naga appeasement policy
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 13 2010: The United Committee Manipur (UCM) has accused the Central Government of scheming to create divisions among the ethnic communities of the North Eastern region by its approval to the visit of NSCN (IM) general secretary Th Muivah to manipur.

A UCM statement issued by its IPR secretary Kh Nilamani Khanganba alleged that the Centre's Naga Appeasement Policy is causing chaos in the region in general and triggering animosity between the people of manipur and its neighbouring State, in particular.

The UCM also observed that arrival of Union Home Secretary GK Pillai along with Centre's interlocutor RS Pandey to Manipur before leaving for talks with Th Muivah is enough indication that the Central Government is feeling the heat of its own sinister plan backfiring.

Moreover, the fact that the Central Government officials left Delhi after returning from Nagaland without commenting on what transpired during their meeting with Th Muivah demonstrate lack of sincerity of the Centre apart from keeping the people of Manipur in a state of confusion.

Opining that even more sinister plan by New Delhi cannot be ruled out after GK Pillai briefs the Union home Minister, Nilamani suggested that Government of Manipur needs to stick to its firm stand and apprise Central leaders to ensure that peace and tranquillity prevail in Manipur.

Cautioning that in case Th Muivah persist with his plan to enter Manipur the prevailing turbulent situation would spiral uncontrollably, he also urged the State Government to intimate the Centre to initiate all possible measures to resolve the impasse arising out of Muivah's attempt to visit manipur.

The UCM also appealed to the masses to stand unitedly so as to foil the Centre's alleged attempt to disintegrate manipur and its people besides urging all concerned to convey positive suggestions that could restore normalcy in the State.

Meanwhile, as a part of UCM's 'mass protest campaign' Advance Women's Society (Awang Sekmai) organised a public rally from Koujengleima upto Sekmai police station gate this morning after which sit-in demonstration was held at Sekmai Keithel which was participated by people of Sekmai, Keithelmanbi, Motbung and Sapermeina.