AMUCO to go on the offensive against Delhi's divide and rule policy
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, October 12: Strongly warning Delhi against pursuing any divide and rule policy in Manipur and asking it to lay off from the internal affairs of the State, the All Manipur United Clubs' Organization has decided to launch a series of agitation against the designs of the Centre to sow seeds of distrust amongst the different communities living in Manipur.

AMUCO also condemned the imposition of curfew.

Speaking to newsmen at the office of AMUCO today, its president Jagat Thoudam said that the present problems besetting Manipur are the handiworks of the Government and added that the people have been made the scapegoat.

The Centre should be held responsible for all the problems that have erupted over the question of territorial integrity of Manipur, said Thoudam adding that the issue has also been politicized by some vested interest.

Jagat Thoudam further said that AMUCO in co-operation with the people will launch a series of agitation against the policies of New Delhi.

Concurrently AMUCO will also work towards fostering better understanding between the hill and valley people, said Thoudam and added that the Committee has been able to identify that the goal and aspiration of the people is to safeguard the territory of Manipur as well as to strengthen the bond of love and understanding among the different communities living in Manipur.

Today Manipur is facing a threat on her territory because she is under Indian rule, said Thoudam and expressed regret that some elements have taken advantage of the situation arising out of the threat to the territory of Manipur.

Professor N Sanajaoba who was also present at the meet said that the talk between the NSCN (IM) and the GoI is at the international level.

Hence the release of 13 cadres including its Home Minister was bound by international laws and not by Indian laws.

Even though law and order is a State subject, interpreting the release of the cadres through this prism would be short sighted, he said.

All freedom fighters are not bound by any National law, said Professor Sanajaoba and added that such cases should be settled diplomatically and politically.

The Professor further said that some elements are trying to politicize the issue adding that the curfew imposed in the capital districts is uncalled for.