Youth Congress organises peace campaign
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, May 14 2010: The Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress Committee has began Peace Campaign against the indefinite economic blockade imposed on the two National Highways by some Naga bodies opposing the ADC elections and protesting the state government's ban on the proposed visit of NSCN (IM)'s General Secretary, Th Muivah to Manipur.

The peace campaign was organised at Tharol and Tarung villages in Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency.

The campaign was kicked off from Tharol village under the aegis of the Thangmeiband Block Youth Congress Committee around 8.30 am today.

The rally started from Tharol village community hall and converged at Tarung village.

A public meeting was also held at the community hall of Tarung village as part of the peace campaign.

People from surrounding villages attended the public meeting.

MPYCC president and MLA M Prithviraj addressing a public meeting at Tarung village; former MLA Radhakishore (in white) is also seen sitting at the dais

President, Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress Committee, MLA Mairenbam Prithviraj graced the meeting as chief guest.

He said that people of the state, both hills and valley should be aware of the hidden agenda of Muivah who dreams of a Greater Nagaland based on a fake history of the Nagas.

Since times immemorial, the people of the hills and the valley have been having a history of a good and loving relationship.

A fake history, which was created in the recent past, could not destroy the territorial integrity of Manipur, he said.

The ADC election is just like the election of Panchayats, Zilla Parishads and Municipal Councils in the valley.

It is a gift of democracy for the hill people towards development of the hill areas.

Some MLAs from the hill areas with the village chiefs have swindled the funds allocated for the development of the hill areas.

Imposing indefinite economic blockade on the National Highways opposing the ADC election is just like keeping the hills people blindfolded by some people, MLA Prithviraj said.

The proposed visit of Muivah is to create disturbances and chaos in the ADC elections.

NSCN (IM) has been swindling most of the funds sanctioned for the development of the hill areas.

They had killed many innocent people mercilessly.

The stand of the SPF government not to allow Muivah to enter the state is in the interest of the people and the integrity of the state.

Manipur, which is a small state, should not be divided into small pieces.

Therefore, people should stand unitedly against Muivah who aims at creating a communal clash among the Nagas and the Meeteis, he said.

The demand of the NSCN (IM) is political.

Its solution lies in the table talks, not in emotion.

Dr Kishan was killed for not giving the amount sanctioned for NREGS for the hill areas.

Why we should allow leaders of such unlawful organisation to enter the soil of the state, Prithviraj asked.

Ex-Minister, L Radhakishore urged the people of the state to stay away from rumours.

Every people of the state should love each other and live with a good and peaceful relationship.

The cease fire between NSCN(IM) and GOI is not extended in Manipur.

So, Muivah is not allowed to enter Manipur where he and his organisation is declared as unlawful.

EX-Candidate, Thangmeiband AC, Jyotin Waikhom also urged the villagers of Tharol, Tarung and other villages not to believe in rumours.

He said that the villagers of Tharong and Tarung village are close neighborhoods of Thangmeiband areas who shared many sorrows and pains since many years.

Councilor, Thangmeiband Ward No 25, Thambaljao Phaomei said that he is grateful with the Peace Campaign of the Youth Congress, which aims to bring peace and solidarity among the various communities of the state.

He also urged to stay away from rumours which may resulted into communal clash.