Why centre ignores Myanmar militants presence in Manipur crisis: Shiv Sena

Imphal: President of Shiv Sena Manipur State Unit, M. Tombi has questioned why the central government and chairman of unified command, Kuldiep Singh are ignoring the involvement of Myanmar Kuki militants in attacks on state forces in the border town Moreh.

Tombi was talking to reporters at its state party head office, here on Thursday.

He said during the recent attack on state forces at Moreh, a senior state police officer stated in a voice note that went viral on social media that Myanmarese language-speaking Kuki militants were attacking the state forces. They used weapons that were supposed to be used during serious war. “Why the central government and Kuldiep are not accepting that Myanmar Kuki militants are involved in the present crisis?”

“What is the hidden agenda of central government and Kuldiep, we do not want 7 years devastation again,” Tombi said. He said the people of Manipur have no trust in the central government and the chairmanship of unified command Kuldiep Singh.

He urged all the political parties to jointly knock on the door of centre demanding to replace Kuldiep Singh from the chairmanship of unified command by a person who is well aware of the situation of Manipur, he added.

The state president of the political party along with some of its members submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Union Home Minister Amit Shah; governor of Manipur Anusuiya Uikey; Chief Minister of Maharastra Eknath Sambaji Shinde and chief minister of Manipur N.  Biren Singh demanding to fulfill four points of demands.

The demands included making a proper barrier/fencing along the 398km long at international border between India (Manipur) and Myanmar; establishment of a national highway protection force on both NH-37 and NH-102; withdrawal of SoO with Kuki militants in Manipur and immediate reshuffle of chairman of unified command of Manipur to the state government.

The memorandum was submitted through the governor of Manipur on Wednesday evening.

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