Imphal, November 27 2012
“The Party and MPA are filled with pride by the firm stand being taken together by our honorable Chairman and other functionaries who are now in Indian prison by bringing the ideals of our freedom at great levels by their unanimous and collective stand for the cause of our freedom,” it asserted. In the long revolutionary struggle, the Indian military had killed many revolutionary cadres. But the sadder part is, the number of people killed by the state police commandos is more than the number killed by the Indian military. The reports by the Civil Society Coalition for Human Rights in Manipur had established documentation for extra-judicial executions of innocent people from 1979 to 2012 .
There are some 31 women and 98 children. Out of the reported number, the Indian military had killed 419, and the Manipur state forces had killed 481 . Now this is the time for the Manipur police commandos to think deep, for no single individual in Manipur and revolutionary groups shall keep silent on the matter. “They should not forget that our principle not to strike back to the state forces does not mean that we shall not punish those who kill the common people,” it cautioned. “Independence and autonomy at all levels, and to create a democratic system in tune with our native genius, a respect for identities and traditions, and respectful co-existence of all communities, and to prosper together in equality, justice and freedom shall be our motto and let us all work together towards this end,” the UNLF central committee exhorted.
The UNLF Central Committee extended its greetings to the fraternal member parties of the CorCom, which are fighting for the restoration of Manipur’s freedom, as well as to the other fraternal revolutionary parties of Western Southeast Asia (WESIA); National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K), National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), Tripura People’s Democratic Front (TPDF) and United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and other likeminded ethnic revolutionary groups as well. It also extended its greetings to the people of Kashmiri in their fight against Indian military and wished them success as well as to the CPI (Maoist) revolutionary struggle for emancipation of the poor and oppressed communities in India. “And we extend our special greetings and are grateful to those countries, international communities, the CSO’s, the Human Rights Organizations, who support the Manipuri people’s struggle for National Self Determination, and to the media (international, regional and local), for highlighting the Manipur India Conflict” .
“Also, the one and only Nura Temsingnabi Irom Chanu Sharmila, who is still continuing the fight to remove the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958, under which oppression, subjugation of our people is going on, and encouraging fake encounters, tortures and involuntary disappearances, and who is solely undertaking to project the image of Manipuri womanhood before the international community, and to the justice loving people and women of India, and to all those who had been oppressed in India, the UNLF Central Committee extends its highest and honoured greetings”, it concluded.