Breaking Manipur on GoI agenda : UCM
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, June 13: Accusing the Government of India of working hands in gloves with the NSCN (IM) in trying to break the territorial integrity of Manipur, the United Committee Manipur today said that if the Indian Government does not abandon its sinister designs, the people will rise as one against them.

In a statement, UCM said that the people, irrespective of their communities have clearly demonstrated that they are against any designs to compromise with the territory of Manipur.

However despite this, the Centre has been turning a blind eye to the agenda pursued by the IM group to break up Manipur.

Elaborating, UCM said that the Indian armed forces instead of reining in the activities of the NSCN (IM) in coercing the people of the hill areas to fall in line with their agenda are turning the other way round.

Manipur does not come under the ambit of the cease fire between the IM group and the Government of India, but that has not stopped them from opening designated camps here, said UCM.

Allowing the NSCN (IM) cadres to openly campaign for the formation of a Greater Nagaland in Manipur testifies that the Government of India has been openly and explicitly encouraging them to carry on with their agenda, charged the statement.

If the Governments of India and Manipur are really sincere in not giving a free hand to the NSCN (IM), then they should immediately close down all their designated camps in Manipur and stop their open campaign to disintegrate Manipur, added the statement.

Turning a blind eye to the opening of designated camps of the IM group in Manipur and on the other hand parroting that the territory of Manipur would be protected is nothing but double standard on the part of the Govt of India, maintained UCM.