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COCOMI condemns attack on CM’s advance security convoy

CCOCMI lamented that the central government’s neutral stance amid attacks has not only compromised the safety of the state’s citizens but also undermined the authority of the state government.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 12 Jun 2024, 4:42 am

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The Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) on Tuesday vehemently condemned the recent ambush on Chief Minister’s advance security convoy by suspected armed Kuki groups near Kotland along Jiribam route on Monday around 10:30 am, in which two security personnel were injured.

COCOMI media coordinator Y Surjitkumar Khuman, in a release, stated that the attack represents a blatant act of terrorism and underscores the alleged escalating conflict between the state government and Kuki terrorist organizations, exacerbated by the perceived complicity of Indian central security forces. Despite such a direct assault on the state apparatus, the central security forces’ passive stance raises grave concerns, it stated.

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It expressed discontentment over the lack of retaliatory action against the attack on the Chief Minister’s convoy and said that the same is evidence of discrimination against the state government allegedly by the central authorities. The ongoing conflict initially is now evidently a targeted aggression against the state government by Kuki terrorist groups, COCOMI alleged and called for immediate and decisive action from the Indian government to address the crisis.

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It lamented that the central government’s neutral stance amid these attacks has not only compromised the safety of the state’s citizens but also undermined the authority of the state government. It alleged that the refusal of central forces to assist the state forces in retaliation or defence suggests an implicit support for the Kuki groups by the Indian state against the interest of their own state government, fuelling further violence and instability.

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The Centre’s strategy of evacuating Meitei villages under the guise of protection has instead facilitated the occupation of these areas by Kuki groups, it claimed. It called upon the people to recognize the central government’s alleged covert policies as a proxy war against the Meetei population.

COCOMI has lost faith in the Indian government’s commitment to protecting the indigenous people and safeguarding the state’s integrity, it asserted and urged all to prepare for the challenges ahead and fight for their honour and future.

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IFP Bureau

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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