Newmai News Network
Imphal: The Manipur unit of Janata Dal (United) on Monday demanded that legal actions must be initiated against the 10 Kuki MLAs of Manipur who demand separate administration for the Kuki community.
Addressing the media in Imphal today, JD(U) spokesperson Dr Nimaichand Luwang said that as the chief minister himself had termed the ongoing violence is due to the external aggression by some sections of Chin-Kuki community, there is no reason for delaying in taking up legal action against the 10 Kuki MLAs including the two ministers.
The MLAs should be booked and detained under NSA (National Security Act) immediately, the JD-U leader demanded.
During a press conference on late Sunday, chief minister N Biren Singh had alleged that the current crisis in Manipur is not a clash between ethnic groups and not a law-and-order issue of the state, but purely a war against the Indian Union by Myanmar and Bangladesh based Kuki militants in collaboration with militant groups operating in Manipur.
He had also stated that the current crisis was instigated by a group of people who want to disintegrate the state.
Meanwhile, the JD(U) spokesperson said Union Home minister Amit Shah keeps changing his statement on the Manipur crisis. At the initial stage, he (Amit Shah) had said that the violence broke out because of a hasty ruling of the high court of Manipur asking the state government to send the recommendation for inclusion of Meitei/Meetei in the ST list of the Constitution.
Later, the Union Home minister changed his statement alleging that the violence erupted in the backdrop of mass destruction of poppy plants in the hill districts as a part of the government’s war on drugs, the JD-U leader also said.
Finally, the government came out with the statement that it was external aggression. “If it is an external aggression, why those people involved in the conspiracy including the 10 MLAs should not be booked? the JD-U leader asked.
Luwang also demanded that the Centre and the state government should step up security measures in the international border.
The JD(U) spokesperson further flayed chief minister N Biren Singh for not going to Delhi and joined the group of ministers and MLAs who are camping in Delhi to press the Centre for ending the crisis in the state following a strong pressure from the Youth of Manipur (YOM).