A book of original letter submitted to the secretary general of United Nation regarding violence in Manipur by the World Meetei Council is presented in book format titled ‘The Meeteis’ Plight’ and released at Manipur Press Club on Monday.
The World Meetei Council has submitted the letter to bring out the background, actual timelines and events which led to the deadly violence in Manipur on October 3.
In the letter, WMC appealed to draw attention to Manipur violence. In connection with the book release, WMC member Kh Muhen said that the world has been inundated with a false narrative perpetuated by the Chin-Kuki community through various platforms. This book seeks to dispel these falsehoods and reveal the truth, it mentioned.
The letter was submitted to present and correct certain narratives that are currently being spread worldwide, which unfairly paint the indigenous Meetei community in Manipur, in a prejudiced and unfavorable light, amounting to a severe violation of indigenous human rights under the United Nations articles.
The WMC through the letter appealed to the UN to independently verify the evidence and reference cited in the submitted UN letter.
In the programme, WMC chairman H Nabashyam, Salai Kanba Lup vice president Leichombam Gopal, Federation of Haomee president Sapamcha Jadumani, STDCM president Yumnam Dheeraj, senior journalist Yambem Laba, Meitei Tribe Union president Salam Gourakishore, UMC Manipur unit president U Kunjo attended.