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Civil societies discuss Manipur situation
Correspondent IMPHAL, MAY 31:
Published on 1 Jun. 2010 1:06 AM IST
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Many social and political leaders taking part in the discussion session on the present situation in Manipur arising out of proposed but deferred visits of NSCN (IM) general secretary Th Muivah put many questions on whether Indian leaders accustomed with the “divide and rule policy” was ready to create “Greater Nagaland” by slicing out parts of neighbouring states of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The leaders while expressing views initiated by the United Committee Manipur (UCM) at state guest house, Imphal said Indian leaders under its divide and rule policy may have not thought of bringing the Naga dominated areas of the northeast into one administrative unit and were doing politics with the NSCN (IM).
The discussion session was attended by leaders of various political parties in the state and leaders of civil societies. Among others the marathon discussion were participated by representatives of political parties including Congress, CPI, MPP, NCP, BJP, RJD, CPI (M), RSP, etc.
Leaders observed that the peace dialogue between Government of India and NSCN (IM) was long enough and it brought “immense suffering” to the people in the region and demanded early solution to the talks in a manner which would not hurt the sentiments of the states in the region.
Rk Ranendrajit, a social worker and editor of Freedom, a defunct paper demanded that India government should leave its divide and rule policy taught from the then British colonial rule and stop dividing the people of different communities and tribes living in the region.
Justice C Upendra, retired judge of the district and session court Manipur who presided over the discussion session said that GoI was buying time in the peace talk with the NSCN (IM) by not standing clearly to its stand.
He also wondered why the Nagaland government was caught in the trap of the NSCN (IM) even though they knew that it was the GoI’s policy.
UCM president Yumnamcha Dilipkumar observed that NSCN (IM) under the leadership of Th Muivah has been caught in the trap of the GoI.
Stating that despite, the spate of violence that occurred in the state when the GoI extended cease fire without territorial limit in June 2001 and burning down of many government offices including the state Legislative Assembly, he said Th Muivah was “dreaming” of slicing parts of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to form “Nagalim”.
UCM appraised the chief minister to detail a battalion of IRB force at Mao gate permanently and fence the border with Nagaland, if necessary.
Muivah’s visit has been opposed by the Manipur government on the ground that it would disturb communal amity in the state.
NSCN-IM, one of the oldest and powerful rebel groups in the Northeast, is demanding a ‘greater Nagaland’ which it has proposed be formed by merging Naga populated areas of adjoining states, which has been rejected by Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh governments.

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