Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) coordinator Somendro Thokchom on Saturday exhorted all indigenous communities in Manipur to collectively take a firm stance against the onslaught by foreigners who entered Manipur after 1951.
“We must unite to protect the state’s territorial integrity and root out the illegal immigrants from Manipur,” he said.
He was speaking at the felicitation programme organised in connection with Manipur Youth League’s (MAYOL) Long March for National Regeneration at the Manipur Press Club, Imphal.
Somendro further condemned the central government’s disregard in resolving the Manipur conflict.
Is Manipur not part of the Indian Union?, he questioned.
As such, he demanded the state and central authorities to collectively figure out an absolute solution and douse the crisis once and for all.
He also stated that COCOMI would also not waver till the state’s conflict is resolved.
Meanwhile, MAYOL convenor Asem Prince stated that felicitation programme had been organised to felicitate all the people who extended their support in making the long march successful.
He also stated that MAYOL is figuring out measures to materialise the resolutions taken during the long march.
“We are discussing with experts and well read people to lay out plans to materialize the resolutions,” he said.
Chairman of the long march organising committee N Chetan among others were present at the programme.
Around 200 MAYOL volunteers and well wishers who played key role in making MAYOL’s long march, which kicked off from December 20, 2023 to January 9, 2024 successful were felicitated during the programme.