India cannot resolve Kashmir issue by removing Article 370: CORCOM
IMPHAL | Sep 8
The proscribed Umbrella organisation, CORCOM has stated that the organisation appeals the public to analyse on the withdrawal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 and dilution of its special status by the government of India.
A release issued by media coordinator, M. Sak-hen has stated considering the Instrument of Ascension, 1947 and Article 370 of Indian Constitution, Kashmir had never surrendered its sovereignty to the Indian union, it stated. It merely existed as an Associate State of the Indian union and Kashmir never lost its Statehood personality, it further said. Therefore, Kashmiris had the power to choose between temporary government/transitional government and government in exile, it added. Such a government in exile/transitional government has the power to raise complaints to International Court of Justice (ICJ) to regain its independence, it added. As per the clause 2 and 3 of Article 35 under ICJ Statute which goes along with UN Charter, J and K can raise issues to ICJ even if it is not a member state, it said.
Therefore, J and K can raise complaints and take legal assistance from the rest of the world, it further said. On top of that, Pakistan who is a member of the bilateral issue can also raise complaints to ICJ regarding the matter, it added. However, India has ignored all these and forcefully taken over Jammu and Kashmir, it alleged while adding CORCOM condemns such an act.
Coming to Manipur, the independent nation which had its own constitution, after its defeat in the Anglo- Manipur War in 1891 came under the British Empire as a Protectorate till 1947. Following the dilution of British Suzerainty as per Indian Independence Act (IIA), 1947, former princely nations including Kangliepak (Manipur) returned to their original sovereign independent status.
In the year 1948, the election for Manipur Legislative Assembly based universal adult franchise was held and it became the first nation in South East Asia to do so. Monarchy was abolished in August 18, 1947 and it became a republic based on democratic principles. On the other hand, the expansionist policy of India began to creep in to the nation of Kangliepak (Manipur), it further said adding the sovereign nation was taken over by forcefully merging it on October 15, 1949. The annexation was never accepted by the people of Kangliepak (Manipur), it added.
On September 28, 1949, the forceful annexation of Manipur by India was openly denounced by the Legislative Assembly of Manipur, it said. Against the annexation, the people of Manipur, beginning from 1949, have been building up national liberation movements against India to this day, it added.
On the other hand, the ‘Indian occupational force’ has been making attempts to disrupt the self-determination movement, it said. Right now, to counter the movement, India is scheming to bring in immigrants from other countries and give them Indian citizenships, it alleged. Citizenship Act 1955 has been amended to bring in Hindu communities from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan, it further said adding several movement have been undertaken against in the ‘Western South East Asia (WESEA) region against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
The railways being constructed, the ongoing Indo- ASEAN Free Trade Agreement, Trans-Asian Highway, Special Economic Zones etc have posed an existential threat to indigenous people of the region, it said.
In this critical juncture, the only means for the people of Kangleipak and rest of the ‘WESEA’ region to protect themselves is to literally take up arms and wage a war of self-liberation against India and regain the lost sovereign independence, it stated.
The time has arrive to strengthen the ongoing war of freedom, it said adding therefore, all should set aside differences rising out of sectarianism and narrow divisions of hills and valley etc., to bring the people of Kangleipak (Manipur) towards a progressive direction.
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