Manipur People’s Party (MPP) on Friday condemned the alleged negligence of security advisor Kupdiep Singh towards the onslaughts of the SoO Kuki militants and called the Mizoram chief minister a hypocrite.
A release issued by MPP general secretary of media, Paonam Khaba, accused security advisor Kuldiep Singh of being a mute spectator to the SoO Kuki militants’ unabated onslaughts towards innocent civilians. “Rather than restoring peace and helping the civilians, the Central Para Military and Assam Rifles have been encouraging the SoO Kuki militants in attacking the civilians. This is evident by the recent incidents at Pukhao, Dolaithabi, Phoubakchao, Ikhai, Ngangkha Lawai, Tronglaobi and Terakhongsangbi etc,” it stated.
It also accused the BJP-led union government of being negligent in resolving the prevailing issue in the state. “If the union government really is concerned about the people of the state, the crisis could have been resolved immediately,” it read. MPP questioned why BJP is still silent even when 10 of its MLAs have demanded a separate administration denying the territorial integrity of Manipur.
The MPP also condemned Mizoram CM Zoram Thanga for allegedly meddling with the issues of the state which does not concern him. It called upon Zoram Thanga, who quoted the ‘Mizo accord’ in his statement regarding the separate administration demand of the 10 Kuki MLAs, “to take away your Mizos who have illegally trespassed to Manipur”.
“Despite the indigenous communities’ attempts to strive for the restoration of peace, the vested interests including Myanmar-based Kuki militants, exiled criminals from Mizoram, drug lords and kingpins along with the SoO Kuki militants are adamantly prolonging the crisis,” it added.
It stated that the territorial integrity of Manipur cannot be broken under any circumstances and cautioned that, if need be, the MPP is prepared to form a people’s army to fight for the integrity of Manipur.
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