Some central forces protecting poppy: Manipur Shiv Sena president Tombi

Manipur Shiv Sena said no one can distort Manipur's unique history which is over 3,000 years old.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 21 Aug 2023, 11:04 am

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Manipur Shiv Sena president M Tombi on Sunday alleged that some central forces are holding guard at hill districts by setting up bunkers so that state forces cannot destroy mass poppy cultivation which is to be harvested by October.

He was speaking to the media while distributing relief materials, including stationary items for the displaced people who are staying at relief camps opened at Lamboi Khongnangkhong, Imphal West.


The Central government has started realising about the 99 per cent of the facts and the root causes of the present turmoil in Manipur, Tombi said. No one can distort Manipur's unique history which is over 3,000 years old, he said.

Kuki communities can make their demand to the Central government; however, not a single paisa should be given to any Myanmarese, Tombi said.

Those who are demanding a separate administration, separate homeland, separate chief secretary and a sum of Rs 500 crore from the Central government should be ashamed if they are to be given to the Myanmarese, he added.

To get some monetary benefits, mass cultivation is being conducted at most of the hilly areas of Manipur. As an impact of mass deforestation for poppy plantations, the climatic condition of Manipur has been changing drastically, he added.


He said infiltrators from Myanmar cannot demand anything from Manipur or the Central government and those who are trying to encroach land of the displaced people in Moreh town should be prevented.

Mass poppy destruction and eviction of illegal encroachers from protected forest land were started by the Biren led government for the welfare of Manipur irrespective of communities, he said. The destruction of poppy cultivation will prevent the youths from getting victims of drugs for all the communities including Kuki communities, said Tombi.

The party demands the Central government to implement NRC effectively in Manipur and depute highway protection force in the national highways of Manipur. He urged the two communities involved in the conflict  to step back so that normalcy could return in Manipur.


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IFP Bureau

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IMPHAL, Manipur


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