Imagi Meira, a newly formed women’s organisation, on Tuesday appealed to people of Manipur to boycott Ningol Chakouba celebrations which fall on Wednesday.
Talking to media persons at Manipur Press Club on Tuesday, its convenor Th Suajata said that people across the state are facing hard times due to the ongoing crisis.
Many sisters and mothers are facing hard times at relief camps after they have been driven out from their respective houses, she said.
“Many mothers and sisters are still shedding tears due to the loss of their near and dear one in the ongoing conflict. So, there is no time for us to celebrate the Ningol Chakouba,” she said.
“We the people should together share the pains and burdens faced by our brothers, sisters, mothers and our siblings who are deprived of their rights to existence meaningfully, ” she asserted.
She appealed to those facing hard times “not to fall prey to the crocodile tears of VIPs, VVIPs, MLAs, ministers and others.”
“Together let us show that we are not happy with the present government which has failed to solve the crisis even after six months, ” Sujata said. She added that the intention of the government is clear. “We the indigenous people are left to kill each other or else why the present of the thousands,” she mentioned.
She said that the security forces have done nothing to stop this violence. “Let us join hands and fight the odds together. Let us administer our land by ourselves and let us protect our people,” Sujata said.
She also slammed the chief minister, Opposition leaders and all political parties leaders for allegedly watching the crisis instead of finding a solution.