Manipur UCM demands clarification on ceasefire agreement in State
United Committee Manipur (UCM) has submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minster of India through chief minister today seeking clarification on the recent claims made by NSCN (IM) ministry of Information and Publicity on May 21 this year, regarding the existence of Ceasefire Agreement between the Centre and NSCN (IM) in Manipur. The memorandum submitted demands clarification regarding clarification regarding the presence of any designated or “Taken note of” camps of NSCN (IM) inside the state of Manipur. It also demanded immediate directives to the state government for any action to drive out the presence of NSCN (IM) in any parts of Manipur.
The memorandum further mentioned that the statement made by NSCN(IM) not only provoked the people of Manipur but also created a blot on the face of the former Prime Minister of India, (L) Atal Bihari Vajpayee who had declared to the chief ministers of all north eastern states during the meeting held on July 27,2001 at New Delhi that the words “ without territorial limits” in the agreement reached between the centre and NSCN(IM) on June 14 would be deleted and the status quo ante of June 14 would be restored.
With the official announcement made by the then union home minister L.K. Advani, “government representatives have already discussed the issue with NSCN (IM) which was agreeable to the proposal “has now been doubtful that the late Prime Minister of India has betrayed the people of Manipur and northeast at large and has been kept in the dark for 18 long years
Every section of Manipuri Society had been asking this question whether the claim made by the NSCN (IM) is true because there had been frequent reports of NSCN (IM) involvement in extortion, kidnapping and harassing along the national highways inside the territory of Manipur.
The committee also met the chief minister today where the chief minister informed that he will be visiting the capital on 15th of the month where he would submit the memorandum to the prime minister and also express the concerns of the state regarding the issue.
The committee also request the chief minister to give befitting reply to NSCN (IM) if their claim turns out to be false.