IMPHAL, January 23: In the context of bringing the role of RSS Manipur in relation to News items appeared in the national daily, ‘the Time of India’, Guwahati Edition on Sunday, December 8, 2013, in denial of repealing of AFSPA in Manipur by quoting a statement of Arunkumar, RSS Pracharak, as stated at Silchar, RSS Manipur had clarified the denial of news item in Poknapham and Peoples Chronicle on December 18 and 23, 2013 respectively while recognizing and appreciating the movement to repeal AFSPA from Manipur.
Conveying it in a press release, it is further said that RSS stands for repealing of AFSPA in Manipur and added on January 6, 2014, Arunkumar sent a clarification of denial of allegation appeared in the said newspaper stated herein was out rightly deny it.
For public information, the exact language is quoted “The news appeared in Times of India, dated December 8, 2013 in my name about RSS being against repealing AFSPA in Manipur is untrue and I out rightly deny it. What I said in Silchar was only about Jammu & Kashmir State and no mention of Manipur was made by me. We are of the opinion that Government may repeal AFSPA from Manipur”.