IMPHAL, December 3: Seven male volunteers of Manipur People’s Party (MPP) Youth Front led by its president Maniton Mangang stripped off at their office complex to protest Prime Minister Dr Manmohon Singh’s visit to the state today.
The naked protest was carried out under the banner “Welcome Prime Minister of India with Black Carpet” at around 12 pm today.
The protestors shouted the slogans “No Supra State Body in Northeastern Region”, “We Condemn Insensitive Attitude to NE People by Indian Government”, “Stop Divide and Rule Policy Amongst Ethnic People of NE Region”, “Stop Negligence of Northeastern People” etc.
Speaking to media persons prior to the naked protest, MPP Youth Front president, Maniton Mangang stated that the Central government has remained insensitive towards the suffering of the people of Manipur who have been facing the torments of economic blockade for several months.
The Prime Minister should make a clear statement on the proposed “Supra State Body” for the Nagas. The issues of Northeastern region should be dealt by the Centre seriously, he enjoined.
On the other side, senior MPP legislators, namely Okram Joy, RK Anand, Ng Bijoy and I Ibohanbi were present while welcoming Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at the new State Assembly Building at Chingmeirong.