IMPHAL, June 20: The issue of insurgency in the State will not be solved as long the BJP-led NDA Government exist, secretary of Communist Party of India (CPI) Manipur State Council Dr M Nara said.
He was addressing media persons at the office of CPI, Manipur State at Irawat Bhawan, BT Road today.
Dr Nara claimed the crisis of insurgency has only intensified under the BJP rule, which has created much chaos and unrest in the State.
He further lamented the disapproval of the recommendations of Jeevan Reddy Commission which was instituted to look into the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), 1958.
The NDA government has apparently failed to satisfy the people of North East with its policies and commitments, he said.
Referring to the ambush laid by a combined team of underground outfits on a convoy of 6 Dogra Regiment near Paraolon village in Chandel district on June 4 in which 18 personnel were killed besides injuring scores others, Dr Nara said that villagers of the area were compelled to flee from their homes fearing consequences from the security forces.
Taking into account of the disturbing development in the aftermath of the ambush, the CPI as a responsible political party will organize a special meeting at Rupmahal Theatre tomorrow to discuss the issue at length, he informed.
Expressing discontentment on the State government for failing to come up with prompt measures to stop the villagers from fleeing their homes in fear after the ambush, Dr Nara wondered how the State government does not know vital information of the massive military operation being conducted to flush out underground cadres along the Indo-Myanmar border.
He termed the wide news report published in national media claiming that many cadres of underground outfits were killed in the military operation along the Myanmar border as ‘conflicting reports’.
The order of NDA government to hunt and kill UG cadres along the Indo-Myanmar is a sorry matter, said Dr Nara.
He also said that the assurance given by Prime Minster Narendra Modi to develop North East States would remain only in words.
Spokesperson of CPI Manipur State Council N Mangi who was also present at the press conference said that the enactment of Act East Policy by the Central government has now become Search and Destroy Act without any logic.
He further said that the Centre should not make Manipur as the training centre for Indian forces to learn different kinds of warfare in the name of counter insurgency.