The Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) on Sunday declared an indefinite social boycott against the Manipur government for allegedly defying the people’s resolutions taken on July 29 rally against narco-terrorism, especially of convening a special assembly session within August 5.
The committee called upon all people in the state to support the boycott and not extend aid and cooperation to any government measures.
It is time for the people to safeguard the territorial integrity of Manipur since the government has failed to act on the impulse of the people, COCOMI added.
Speaking to the media at COCOMI office, Imphal, COCOMI coordinator Jeetendra Ningomba highlighted that authorities’ defying the resolutions showcased their disregard for the suffering that the people have endured for the past three months.
“Altogether five resolutions were taken on the day of the rally, but the government has failed to fulfill or initiate works for any of the resolutions,” he said.
He informed that COCOMI had called the indefinite social boycott against the state as a result of the state’s utter disregard of the people. We urge all not to cooperate with any measures of the state authorities during the boycott, he added.
He also condemned the gruesome and cold-blooded murder of three Meitei villagers at Kwakta on Saturday and maintained that the committee does not take the matter lightly.
“The victims were slashed by a knife and shot during their sleep. COCOMI condemns such inhumane brutality against fellow human beings,” he said.
He also decried the authorities for allegedly remaining inactive in stopping the destruction of Meitei houses in Torbung. “We condemn the encroachment and the authorities for their inability to intervene in the matter,” he added.
He questioned what the Central forces deployed in the area for security purposes were doing during the whole destruction. “Do they have any vested benefits by supporting such acts?” he asked.
He stated that the distrust against central paramilitary forces would grow if such supposedly biased measures in controlling untoward incidents continue.
“Since no one seems to be striving to protect the state it is time for the people to come out and safeguard the state from intrusion collectively,” he said.