The Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) on Monday condemned Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s statement that the Centre will be looking over the hills while the state will look over the valley. It stated that there cannot be any form of separation within the state.
A release issued by media coordinator Somorendro Thokchom stated that it is quite unfortunate that the cause of the present crisis in the state which is the external aggressions of narco-terrorism, was left out of the discussion with the Union home minister.
“The right course of action should be to figure out the cause of the crisis and then the events that follow to take up measures to resolve the issues. It is illogical for the Union minister to be taking up actions hastily by considering only the following events,” it stated.
The COCOMI stated that no form of separate administration can exist within the state as Manipur cannot exist without its territorial integrity. A CM is for the entire state and cannot only be for the valley, it continued.
Meanwhile, in a meeting held at Indian Medical Association, Lamphel on Friday attended by the local clubs and CSOs of the state, the attendees resolved to stop the irate mob from causing distress during their checking of travelling vehicles; not cause any hindrance to the transport of emergency and medical items; and for all the localities and regions of the state to take a united stance in the general interests of the state, it added.