People deceived : AMUCO
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, February 03 2009: THE ALL Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO) has said that the statement of the Assam Rifles authority which said – in the wake of the stand-off between the 17 AR and the NSCN (IM) at Shiroy in Ukhrul–that there are designated camps of the NSCN (IM) in Chandel, Tamenglong and Senapati districts of Manipur shows that the people of Manipur have been deceived.

In a press statement, the AMUCO publicity secretary, Tompok Likmabam said that even if the AR has pretended to protect the integrity of Manipur by asking the NSCN (IM) not to set up a camp at Shiroy, the Assam Rifles have committed state-terrorism on the other hand by killing people after arresting them on daily basis in other parts of the state, particularly in the valley areas.

It said that National political leaders have made different statement to the people of Manipur on the issue of the State territorial integrity while they made contrasting statements to the neighbouring states of the North East.

It charged that they have been trying to sow enmity amongst the different states of the North East.

It said that the Government of India is playing with the territorial integrity of Manipur and human rights of the people at will.

The statement said that Shiroy seems not belonging to Manipur and the issue also seems to have not taken place within Manipur while the Manipur Government pretends not to see and hear even if all the happening took place before its eyes at the same time the security forces speak whatever they like and act whatever they will.

It said that the people of Manipur have no reason to keep trust upon the Government of India in the issue of Manipur territorial integrity.

It also conveyed that the there is no retreat in the people's pledge to protect the land, integrity and their aspiration to live together as one, which have been shown on earlier occasions, till now.

The people are united in their stand.

It further calls for the end of the stand-off, which has been staged like a carnival at Shiroy, at the earliest so as to let the people live in peace.

It said that by terrorizing and cultivating mistrust among the local people there, disturbing in their daily affairs of searching for their livelihood and not enabling the villagers to go to schools and colleges the forces are violating the rights of the local people while calling for the immediate end of the stand-off.

It also appealed the people of Manipur to stand united and face any challenge that might disturb the integrity of the people cautiously and prepared to face in unison.