UCM reiterates integrity stand
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 03 2010: Building unity among all communities of Manipur by leaving aside all differences and safeguarding integrity of Manipur is the objective of the United Committee Manipur (UCM), stated its president Yumnamcha Dilipkumar.

Asserting that the Government of India has been conspiring to upset the integrity of Manipur in collusion with the NSCN-IM, Dilipkumar said that UCM would always stand firm against such challenges together with the people.

Addressing the 10th foundation day function of the UCM at GM Hall here today, Dilipkumar demanded that the Govt should ensure availability of essential commodities to the people of Manipur in adequate quantities at the earliest.

Decrying the failure of the Government to make essential commodities available to the people while some Ministers have been repeatedly claiming that there are stocks for rice, LPG, fuel oils etc, the UCM president questioned as to where have all the goods brought in to the State disappeared.

Endorsing decision of the Transporters' and Drivers' Council not to take NH 39, Dilipkumar asserted that no vehicles should ply along NH 39 until and unless NSCN-IM stops collection of crores of rupees from Manipur vehicles along the highway and all kinds of harassment to drivers are halted.

He went on to say that security forces including state forces lack credibility.

The UCM was established on July 3, 2001 based on Peace, Unity and Integrity, he added.

Speaking at the occasion, former UCM advisor RK Ranendrajit hailed NSCN-IM for awakening sense of patriotism and spirit of sacrifice of Manipuri people at regular intervals.

Former UCM president Sapamcha Jadumani said that a photo exhibition exposing the terrorist activities of NSCN-IM would be organised from July 10 under the aegis of FREINDS.

Konsam Langamba, another former president of the UCM asserted that 'taxes' collected by NSCN-IM from Manipur was too much.

No Manipur vehicle should ply along NH 39 as long as single rupee is collected as illegal tax, he asserted.

UPF president YK Dhiren asserted that the Government of India's discriminatory attitude towards Manipur has been exposed by the fact that India cannot develop the 220 Kms long Imphal-Jiribam road to a serviceable highway in the last 40 years.

HERICOUN president Rehang Chothe said that all indigenous people of Manipur must stand united to safeguard the integrity of Manipur.

Among others, the foundation function was also attended by IPSA president Ch Shankar, NIPCO president Leivom Khupler Kom, AMKIL president Shakhi Leima, CHITUWA president P Momon Leima and Kangleichal president Ch Ayangleima Chanu.

The function culminated with presentation of simple gifts from the side of the UCM to representatives of different organisations.