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Communal polarisation at its height in state, government must work to bring peace: KSO-GHq

If Mark Haokip can be arrested then Barish of BJYM Manipur, Sapam Jadumani, and RK Rajendro of Haomee Federation should be arrested too, KSO-GHq vice president said.

ByKangpokpi Correspondent

Updated 30 May 2022, 6:59 pm

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The Kuki Students' Organisation - General Headquarters (KSO-GHq) has said it considers the current state of affairs, where communal polarisation is at its height in Manipur, does not bode well for future peace and development in the state.

The vice president of the organisation said it has been witnessed that there has been an unbridled surge of anger and hatred towards people of a community by another community while communally charged statements and hate speeches against a particular community are everyday routines and it is not nearing any end. 

Such hurtful outbursts that provoke communal feeling have the propensity to destroy the peace and harmony in the state, he said and added that amidst this hate-mongering and communal diatribes it is becoming more disturbing that BJYM Manipur Pradesh is taking the centre stage. 

He said the BJYM Manipur is the youth wing of the BJP and if a youth wing of the ruling party in the state starts engaging in such a communal attack, then it is very easy to understand as to what will become of the state. Of course, this is not very encouraging for the prevalence of peace, harmony, development, and integrity in the state, he added. 

He continued that coming from a political organisation, this communal rhetoric is unbecoming unless the intention is to fan communal flare-up and unleash a reign of terror upon a particular community. 

However, the state BJP and the government is maintaining a stoic silence as if it is patronising the divisive and communal antics of its youth wing, he added. 

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He also said that calling a section of the society as foreigners/refugees is just a conspiracy to grab their land and properties, the very tribal lands and properties protected under the Constitutions of India. 

He further said that the Biren-led government promises peace and development for the people of the state but the policies in the last two months of the current dispensation are directed only towards marginalizing a section of the society of the state. 

Intolerance, discrimination, and alienation are what beleaguer the lives of people of a section of the society today, he asserted while adding that the government is dividing the people to lead instead of uniting them to build up the state. 

"Sense has to prevail with the government leadership that it is far better to unite people and build than to divide people and rule," he added. 

He also said that in this current state of affairs, peace and development is a far cry while adding that if the government is really for development, it must get its acts together for without peace and harmony development will never take off. 

He also opined that the government is too critical and intolerant of the personal opinions and comments of the common men on social media when it has a bigger responsibility of running the state. 

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A junta-style crackdown on social media offenders is the norm today as some are arrested and sent to jail and if the government makes its big responsibility to crack down on social media offenders, then it has to apply the same yardstick to everyone irrespective of the community they belong to. 

If Mark Haokip can be arrested then Barish of BJYM Manipur, Sapam Jadumani, and RK Rajendro of Haomee Federation should be arrested too, he asserted. 

He also pointed out that until these people are arrested then justice is not served at all. 

He continued that it is also heard that Henkai Singsit, a former executive of KSO is being chased by the police for challenging Barish on social media and if this is how the state government is acting with prejudice towards its people then it has to be said that something is very wrong about this government. 

The KSO will no longer keep silent waiting for the government to come to its senses to dispense justice appropriately, he said, and added that it will condemn and protest every wrong and every injustice meted out to the common tribal people.

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First published:30 May 2022, 6:59 pm

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Kuki Students' OrganisationcommunalKSO GHqBJYM Manipurmark t haokipBarish sharma

Kangpokpi Correspondent

Kangpokpi Correspondent

KANGPOKPI district, Manipur

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