Main weakness in restoring independence is failure to bring all revolutionary parties together (part 2): PREPAK
IMPHAL | Oct 9 : On the arrival of the 41st anniversary of the proscribed People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), the organisation stated that the party offers revolutionary salute and extends warm greetings to the people of the hills and plains and convey hearty greetings to those who are in the profession of print and electronic media and all fellow revolutionary organisations of the WESEA region.
A release signed by acting chairman, Kh. Sathy said that on January 1 of 1965, the PLO launched a successful military operation against Israel that made the key objective of the Palestine people’s liberation movement known to the world.
Thus the PRM as the torchbearer of all that connected with the liberation movement led the people to the right direction of success, it said. Thus while the broad vision of the revolution of our Kanglei people and the singular objective of the revolutionaries needs to be viewed together, brave patriots and vanguards should have the commitment to understand and analyze the elements of our lost sovereignty and sit together to discuss how to go together as one, the release informed. This compelling need lies in front of all people of the hills and valley, it added.
Not a single factor can be found why all the armed revolutionary organizations of the WESEA region could not come together and unite as one since every organization belongs to the group of peoples who are not that different from each other in looks, life style and settled together in the same region, it stated. Thus it is fervently hoped and believed that we all shall one day unite and launch a more intense offensive against the Government of India, it further stated.
The release further said that the GoI is nurturing a dream that once a settlement is arrived at between the GoI and the NSCN (IM), the rest of the armed insurgent groups of the NE could be suppressed and that the NSCN (IM) is dreaming that it would build a Naga unity. Both would be right to realize that these are impossible and impractical theories, it said.
Assuming that the NSCN (IM) has no further major contradiction, it is still hard to find grounds to believe that there will not be any inter-tribal contradictions again, it continued. Even if there is no major contradiction, Naga may face a wave of factional crisis creating a frighteningly uncontrollable situation in Nagaland wherein the Tangkhuls originating from Kangleipak could be seen as the colonizers and within Nagaland itself, in the midst of war of supremacy among Angami, Aao, Sema, etc smaller tribes such as Chakhesang and Konyak may look at the four others as international colonizers which may create a more horrifying situation than the tribal wars happening in Africa, it said.
In fact when they are about to reach the goal, many small tribes may disappear from the surface of the earth forever, it cautioned. The release further stated that the NSCN (IM) and the colonial master India should never try to rupture the boundary of Kangleipak that existed in 1947, to keep away from the hill-valley people’s governance and to disintegrate the emotional bond of the people, it stated.
The fact that Naga, Kuki, Meitei and Meitei Pangal can live together and protect Kangleipak together is proven by the geographical condition, language, indigenous tales based on bond of brotherhood of the people of hills and valley, traditions, customs, costumes, food habits and many other similar characteristics, it said. We are all inseparable from each other, it further said adding no group engaged in liberation movement in Kangleipak has any ideology based on blood, clan or tribe, but based on the united territory of Kangeipak.
This view is the same idea that inspired the National Liberation Movement of 1949 in which people of all communities of hills and valley took part, the release further informed. Now also, it would be right on part of all Kanglei people to lead the movement based on the tradition of the people of Kangleipak bearing the responsibility together during the course of history, it said.
As for PREPAK, right since the conception of the party, we have been keeping faith in a united liberation movement, the release informed. Thus since the early stage, the Party has not only been working together with other revolutionary organisations of Kangleipak but also been trying relentlessly to keep good relationship with other fraternal revolutionary organisations of the neighbouring WESEA region so that a united liberation movement could be carried through, it said. Keeping in mind the principles of a united National Liberation Movement to translate the objective of achieving Independent Kangleipak into reality, first Kangleipak Communist party (KCP), People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) and Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) joined hands and formed the Revolutionary Joint Committee (RJC), it stated.
Then PREPAK, RPF and UNLF joined hands to form Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF), it further informed. Then KCP, KYKL, PREPAK, PREPAK (Pro), RPF, UNLF and UPPK got together and formed the Co-ordination Committee (CORCOM), it informed. Even now the Party firmly believes in “unity is strength” and that only a united National Liberation Movement will be able to restore our independence, it added. On the other hand, even though an armed group of the hills that earlier demanded independence has gone into peace talks with the colonial master India without knowing where its goal would be, a large number of people of the hills have no trust in that talks and still stand firmly for an independent Kangleipak, it continued.
Launching of a liberation movement against India by the hill brethren is a big step ahead toward restoring independence of Kangleipak, it said. Thus considering the new emerging direction in the National Liberation Movement, PREPAK humbly appeals to all fellow revolutionary organisations to stand together on a united platform and jointly defeat India to have Kangleipak’s lost independence and sovereignty restored, it added.
Lastly, as the XLI Rising day of PREPAK arrives, the party offers revolutionary salute to all brave martyrs who had sacrificed their lives for our motherland during the course of the liberation movement and those who are languishing in the jail as the enemy’s prisoners of war, and conveys warm greetings to all hill and valley brethren, and wishing for a happy, peaceful and progressive society free of all ills and sufferings, it added.
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