Maoist lifts agitations, lauds state govt

20 November 2017

IMPHAL | Nov 19

The Maoist Communist Party said the organisation has lifted the ongoing cease work agitations as per the assurance given by the state government that the indigenous peoples of Manipur will be officially identified in the state’s official Gazette.

A release signed by coordinator, standing committee, Kyonghan Mangang said the resolution made by the government to exclude those, who are not amongst the immigrants who arrived and settled in the state, and give them recognition as the indigenous peoples of Manipur, is the biggest achievement.

Many times, the people have witnessed non locals claiming themselves as indigenous peoples of Manipur, it said. However, there will be no need for any further hassle if the official Gazette identifies the indigenous peoples, it added. 

The government’s decision to repair the Mongba Hanba Khubam, Khurai Ahongpung and Koubru Laipham and sanctioning of Rs. seven crores for the project, truly deserves the biggest applause from the public and party commends the current government for the move, the release continued.

The party welcomes the assurance given by the government that it will punish those who are involved in the misappropriation of PDS items, and for coming into terms with the people who were undergoing hunger strikes against the issue, it added.


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