Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Wednesday extended condolences over the death of 13 unarmed youths who were massacred by Kuki militants in Tengnoupal district.
MPCC president K Meghachandra extended his condolences and alleged the Central government of remaining silent on the conflict which has crossed over seven months in Manipur. The conflict is more likely a genocidal mission, he said, questioning for how long the people of Manipur will survive in such a scenario.
Talking to the media at Congress Bhavan, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Home Minister Amit Shah has not uttered a single word against the recent murder of 13 Manipuri youths at a place which is in the close proximity of Assam Rifles’ Post in Tengnoupal district.
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The people now feel that some hidden political agenda seems to be going on towards Manipuris. He said, “If this continues to go on, for how long will we survive as bonafide citizens of India inside the territory of India?”
“MPCC and the AICC strongly condemn the massacre of 13 unarmed youths at a place which is in the close proximity of Assam Rifles post,” he said, adding that when people suffer due to cyclones inTamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry, Prime Minister Modi through various social media medium, including the ‘X’ shared his pains even at midnight immediately.
However, when 13 unarmed youths were tied up and executed at Tengnoupal district, no words were expressed from leaders from both the Central and state governments including the chief minister.
“When will these governments both at the Center and state stop this violence of mass killings which now appears to be more like a genocidal mission?” Meghachandra questioned.
Meanwhile, he said that the internet ban in Manipur was lifted after around seven months of suspension by the state government for political mileage and not for the interest of the people. The ban on the internet was lifted on the day of the declaration of state assembly election results of four states wherein BJP won in three states with absolute majority.
“Internet ban was lifted to show their celebration for political gain and not in the interest of the people of Manipur,” Meghachandra said.
Urging the three MPs from the state to put up the grievances of the people caused by the ongoing crisis during the upcoming parliamentary session, Meghachandra also said that India is playing a double game in the Myanmar violence that is giving a severe impact upon Manipur and other neighbouring states of India.
“The government of India has provided arms and ammunition worth Rs 422 crore to the Military Junta while also providing shelter and assistance to the pro democracy fighters of Myanmar,” Meghachandra said.
Manipur requires a strong government to deal with international geo-political problems facing in the state, he added.