Floral tributes to be offered to June 18 victims today
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, June 17 2009: The state will remember the event of the June 18 eight year back in 2001 to mark rich tribute to the three day continuous agitation that was erupted in the wake of declaration of extension of Indo-Naga cease fire agreement without territorial limit tomorrow.

The main event of the observation will be marked by offering of floral tribute at the memorial site at Kekrupat near North AOC.

UCM and AMUCO are organizing separate observation functions different places.

AMUCO is also organizing the function at THAU ground while UCM at Kekrupat.

The United Committee Manipur (UCM) has been observing the day as the "Great June Uprising." All arrangements for the observation completed.

In the aftermath of extension of ceasefire "beyond territorial limits" between the Centre and National Socialist Council of Nagaland (I-M) in June 2001, Manipur people strongly opposed the move and in the protests, people burnt the offices of all political parties and residences of the Chief Minister and MLAs.

The Manipur Assembly had resolved several times to protect the territorial integrity of Manipur and the Central Government had time and again announced that it would not extend the ceasefire beyond Nagaland.

Family members of the 18, including a woman, who died in CRPF firing, will be honoured on the occasion.

Leaders of various communities and social organisations are expected to attend both the functions.

To take part in the observation, people from Moreh and Jiribam had already arrived at the state capital.