Updated 31 Jul 2022, 5:53 am
The All Manipur Individual Surrender Welfare Association (AMISWA) has demanded the state government to provide suitable livelihood means on the basis of Surrender Policy.
Addressing the media at Manipur Press Club in Imphal on Saturday, AMISWA general secretary Md Abdul Latif, said that trusting the Surrender Policy jointly framed by the Central and state government, they decided to come to the mainstream and lead a normal life with family members. However, the state government failed to accomplish their assurance till date even after several agitations and movements were launched, he said.
The state government should discontinue befooling surrendered insurgents with false promises or assurances in public platform, he stated and urged the state government to ascertain whether they will get benefit of Surrender Policy.
He informed that there are as many as 680 surrendered insurgents till date and the state government is not even able to provide all the necessary facilities to them till date. But they are continuously appeasing other insurgents with assurances to surrender and come to the mainstream, he stated.
There is no guarantee that surrendered insurgents would always remain in peace and not take up any anti-social activities, he said while warning the state government that they may even intensify their movement. They have been striving hard to meet their ends, he said.
He also informed that AMISWA was previously known as All Manipur Hill and Valley Individual Surrender Welfare Association. But from now onwards it has been changed into AMISWA and its new office bearers are also selected, he informed.
First published:30 Jul 2022, 5:32 pm
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