The All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation (AMUCO) on Saturday said it will challenge the demand of the 10 Kuki MLAs for a "separate administration".
Viewing the demand as a "threat to Manipur's integrity," the AMUCO stated in a release signed by its publicity secretary Laishram KrishnachandraKhuman that the 10 Kuki MLAs should release a public statement clarifying whether they had issued the press release with the demand for a separate administration on their own or an external influence played a part.
If the Kuki MLAs had issued the release demanding a separate administration from the state government, on their own interests, they will also be held responsible for playing a part in breaking the integrity of Manipur, it stated.
“The 10 Kuki MLAs’ step of demanding a separate administration indicates that they had planned the ongoing communal riots in the state so that they can take advantage of the sensitive situation to carry out their agenda,” the release stated.
It recalled that on August 4 in 1997, AMUCO organised the largest mass rally in South East Asia in which 5 lakh people took part in, for the integrity of Manipur.
The 10 Kuki MLAs, who are demanding a separate administration, should be held accountable for instigating further violence in the state and the authorities should take up necessary action against them, it stated.
The respective political parties of the MLAs should take responsibilities for the actions of their members, AMUCO.