UKAL condemns holding of poll-related functions in Umanglai premises
Famous performing arts of Manipur have been devalued by using it as an entertainment item when politicians come to the state, UKAL says..
Updated 3 Jan 2022, 3:09 am
Condemning the use of religious sites for election-related functions, Umanglai Kanba Apunba Lup (UKAL) has appealed to the concerned to stop using temples or gardens located at Umanglai areas immediately.
In a release issued by UKAL on Sunday, general secretary of the Lup, M Jilangamba said that Umanglai is one of the sacred places of Meetei communities. Like other religious places have rules for entering, Umanglai also has a certain set of norms, the GS said and lamented that some of the politicians have started using such places for their election related functions which is highly condemnable.
UKAL further said that conducting such public functions malign the sanctity of sacred places. The surrounding premises have been polluted by littering of left-over foods of the grand feast which were held in the name of election-related function, the Lup added.
The Lup further stated that Manipur is internationally known for its rich arts and culture. However, such famous performing arts of the state have been devalued by using it as an entertainment item when politicians come to the state.
It is not wrong to showcase the performing arts on stage to entertain the guests but displaying it on road sites is a wrong step, the Lup noted.