Manipur's Integrity (Open letter to Stakeholders)
Suspected (Burmese Kuki) militants spearheading violent attacks on native Manipuris (May 03, 2023 onwards) sent a ripple of anger and fear throughout the State. Demand for a separate (hill) administration added fuel to the fire. Central security forces deployed and Union Home Minister (Amit Shah) came, saw and engaged in talks with the concerned authorities and people. But the guns and the empty stomachs continue rumbling.
Call it ethnic conflict, but in reality, the votaries of a separate administration have struck a chord with insurgents pursuing a political objective. Let us not forget that Merger Agreement between the Maharaja of Manipur and the Indian Govt. (1949), and the territory of Manipur State as defined under Article 1 of the Constitution of India, thereof, bear testimony to the unassailable position of Manipur's Integrity.
Let us listen to the majority voice of peace and unity and (together) defeat the sinister plans of the foreign elements.
P. Sharatchandra Singh