Manipur Democratic Alliance (MDA) chairman Bijoy Koijam on Monday announced that a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) will be filed against the 10 Kuki-Zo MLAs who are demanding for a separate administration within Manipur.
Speaking to the media at the office of MDA located at Babupara, Bijoy said all the MLAs while taking the charge they took oath for the protection of the territorial integrity of Manipur and abstaining from doing any activity which is against Indian constitution.
The demand of 10 Kuki-Zo MLAs for a separate administration within the state of Manipur is not legitimate, he said, questioning why the Manipur Legislative Assembly is not taking any action against those who are trying to disintegrate Manipur.
The MLAs could have raised their demand for a separate administration in a democratic manner instead of attacking the innocent civilians with guns and bombs in order to get their demands, he said.
In connection with the issue, a PIL will be filed against them, he said, adding the process of filing the PIL has been already started, said Bijoy.
“I might be threatened by the present government but I will not step back,” he said.
He appreciated the swift action of CBI for arresting some of the accused persons in connection with the murder case of the two students. The media has reported that the mobile handset of one of the students has been recovered from one of the accused who was arrested by the CBI, he said. He urged the authorities concerned to find and handover the bodies of the two students at the earliest to their respective members.
“Agitating against the demand of 10 Kuki-Zo MLAs, people of Manipur are demanding not to give separate administration. However, in some media reports, Nagas are stating that no Naga inhabited land must be affected,” said Bijoy.
What is the hidden agenda of Nagas on their statement that Naga inhabited areas should be protected, he questioned. He urged the Naga community to raise their voice for the safeguard of the whole Manipur not Naga inhabited areas.
The present crisis is caused by the failure of the government from time to time. Since decades, there has been no proper border fencing between Myanmar and Manipur (India) and no proper gate, he said. The then government neglected monitoring the entry of refugees or infiltrators from Myanmar. The present society is facing the issue due to their negligence, he said.
Many of the Kuki militant groups are taking the benefit under SoO and even some of the militants who infiltrated into the Indian union from Myanmar encouraged the villagers to cultivate poppy in hilly areas, he mentioned. Those who are trying to mislead the people that the Biren led government is trying to snatch Kuki inhabited land should stop. The present government has been taking action to protect reserved and protected forest by evicting illegal encroachers, said Bijoy Koijam.
MDA convenor M Tombi said it is not the right time to remove N Biren Singh from the post of chief minister as the people need to support the state government to remove illegal armed infiltrators entering Manipur from Myanmar and Bangladesh. The people should raise their voice whether to remove him or not afterwards, he said.
State president Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party Raag Keisam was facilitated as co-convener of MDA.