Manipur Maoist to launch cleanliness campaign

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IMPHAL, December 7: The outlawed Maoist Communist Party of Manipur will launch a campaign `Clean Manipur, Grow Green with Revolutionary Path` from December 30 onwards with a mission to maintain cleanliness in Manipur.

According to a statement signed by its secretary of Publicity and Propaganda, Nonglen Meitei, the campaign will first begin from Imphal area and will spread out across the State. It said the campaign is to commemorate the escape of Sapamcha Kangleipal from the jail on December 30, following his arrest by the State government of Manipur.

The statement continued that Kangleipal, who was the president of the youth organisation, Manipur Forward Youth Front, MAFYF played an important role as a leader of the youth front. It said MAFYF as a youth organisation had taken revolutionary role in shaping the future of Manipur.

Further it maintained that MAFYF had launched struggles against human rights violation committed by the security forces in the State. It also recalled the self-immolation protest by its five members in front of the State Chief Minister`™s bungalow against the brutal killing of Thangjam Manorama by security forces.

MAFYF as a youth organisation since its inception had also taken out drives against drug abuse, it also took out humanitarian work like medical camps in far-flung areas of Manipur, said the statement.

The statement also maintained that MAFYF had been able to bring about a revolutionary consciousness not only among the youths, but also among different sections of the population. In short, the people of Manipur consider MAFYF as the founding organisation of Maoist Communist Party of Manipur, it added.

It also charged that the Imphal Municipal Council has not been doing its duty properly, instead the Council has been embezzling huge amount of money meant for maintaining Imphal city neat and clean.

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