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Chaoren's message on 'Independence Demand Day'
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, February 24 2011: Irengbam Chaoren, President, Revolutionary People's Front (RPF) has sent a message to the people of Manipur in connection with its observation on February 25, of the foundation day of the RPF, 'Independence Demand Day' .

In an e-mailed statement the president said, the day is a very important day for the party because it is an occasion to re-evaluate the past activities of the party and rectify mistakes so as to consolidate and carry forward its movement.

It is also an opportunity for the party to re-dedicate to the cause of the people.

On the occasion, he highlighted certain points in the backdrop of the changes happening in Manipur and across the world, and their impacts on Manipur.

He said that in the last few years many revolutionary leaders and dedicated members were either arrested or killed.

Some other revolutionary cadres surrendered.

In addition, activities of pseudo revolutionaries have caused serious impacts.

All these factors proved severe impediments to the revolutionary movement.

Yet, despite all these impediments, his party's movement has taken firm roots as a result of the sheer determination and relentless struggle of like minded groups.

He said that the RPF firmly believes it can only succeed through armed struggle.

He also said that his party is fully aware that the strength of its opponent lies in its multitude of armed forces equipped with the most sophisticated weapons, but his party's fundamental task to defeat the opponent.

He went on to say the only logical way is to engage its opponent through an armed movement.

Rebel groups which have full faith in the armed campaign will ultimately take the movement to its intended stage and carry forward the same campaign to the highest level one day or another.

At that point of time, India would not have the resources or wits to keep the armed movement away from international glare.

Under such circumstances, India would be compelled to seek ways and means to resolve the conflict in front of the international community.

That would be the first and final encounter for resolving the 'Indo-Manipur conflict' .

"Away from this route, the recent initiative of the Government of India for dialogue and oft-repeated preaching for peace is only a part of their deceptive strategy aimed at suppressing the revolutionary movement," he stated.

He also said, their invitation to the revolutionary groups for dialogue is not about sovereignty, rather, it is for consolidating integrity of India.

Putting faith in such invitation or going forward for dialogue as a new policy of the liberation movement would be tantamount to sealing off our own routes.

We, all are witness to many arms struggles of the region which have been trapped by the dialogue process.

Shrewd and well versed in such matters they may be but many of the groups have been caught in damp squib with no ways to turn back from the illusionary dialogue process.

The president said for all these reasons, his party would like to appeal once again to all groups who are on the path to initiating dialogue with India to retract their steps and re-focus on strengthening the common movement and fight collectively.

The president also mentioned that since Manipur merged with India, the people have been living a wretched life, without any dignity or security.

The daily happenings of killings, violence, atrocities, illegal detention, random killings with superficial allegations, forced disappearance of arrested persons etc are all the fruits of the merger.

He went on to say on the other side, prolonged mass movements undertaken through years have reaffirmed the fact that the people are a beleaguered, repressed lot.

All these movements and events are clear testimony that there have been conflicts and incompatibility since the merger.

He said it's time for all to join hands and wage mass movements in order to uproot the root cause of the existing conflict, to herald a new age of prosperity and peace.

The president also said, the so called administration that we see today in Manipur is nothing but Indian rule.

It would be out of place to say that our people living under this type of rule are free people.

Holding elections and electing representatives for ruling Manipur under a semblance of democracy is a cunning way of imposing Indian ways in Manipur.

He said, it cannot be a valid method to coerce people to observe national voters' day in Manipur.

He said that it is time to 'build up our strength so that we can determine our own political future is a justified and inescapable responsibility for all of us'.

He added that it is the duty of all to free Manipur and the people who are now living under a dark shadow.

He went on to say that at present, the opponents are using all kinds of baits under different stratagems to pull the people in their line.

In the name of promoting healthy relationship with the public, the opponent has been engaging themselves in different activities ranging from distribution of television sets to clubs/local organisations to sponsoring excursion tours for students and women organisations.

The president said, such activities are all hogwash and the people need to be very watchful of such activities.

Some self-centred people are openly supporting such activities and they are cooperating with the opposition, unmindful of its merits and demerits.

He said that here the people should not miss the fact such activities of the security forces which are apparently benevolent and charitable are a ploy to cover up the inhuman excesses committed by them against the people.

Putting faith in their activities and accepting them as friends, and joining them in their activities for some benefits would not bring anything positive for the society except creating mutual hatred and animosity.

To be concluded .


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