Impahl: Licypriya Kangujam, India’s youngest climate activist has taken social media by storm after she shared a Facebook feed supporting Arambai Tenggol.
The 11-year-old Manipuri activist wrote, “I support Arambai Tenggol. More power to you all. Instead of 100 CSOs & Students Orgn. In Manipur, we need 1 Arambai Tenggol.”
Licypriya, on May 9 also tweeted that the Kukis were threatening to “rape her,” enclosing a photo of an individual named Eimi Miminhaokip.
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“…I received hundreds of such messages in my message and emails in the last 6 days. They dont spare even 11 years old girl. This expose the true Mentality of Kuki everywhere. They’re not just threat to Manipur, but to entire India,” she had tweeted.
It may be mentioned that the All India Congress Committee Manipur in-charge Bhakta Charan Das on May 11 compared the valley-based organisations Arambai Tenggol and Meitei Leepun in Manipur to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Bajrang Dal. The Congress leader said that the two organisations are “spreading fear and terror,” allegedly “abetted” by Chief Minister and BJP leader N. Biren Singh, The Print reported.
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Similarly, Babloo Loitongbam, a lawyer and human rights activist, director of the Human Rights Alert in Manipur told NewsClick journalist Bhasha Singh over the prevailing Manipur crisis as he elaborated reasons behind the Meitei and Kuki-Zomi communities ethnic clash. He pointedly told the journalist that the State has never seen violence on such scale.
Babloo Loitongbam also observed that the role of the Meitei indigenous civil bodies over the years has been significantly less, while the State is seeing the emergence of new groups such as the Arambai Tenggol and Meitei Leepun where militancy ideas are being injected, which he said is manifested in their articulation similar to that of the RSS.
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