IMPHAL, Oct 3: Continuing its movement demanding pre-merger political status in Manipur, the Coalition for Indigenes`™ Rights Campaign, Manipur staged a sit in protest and held a discourse on `Pre-Merger Political Status` at the Nilkuthi Community Hall today.
The sit in protest and discourse was conducted in collaboration with the Nilkuthi Community Hall and Nilkuthi meira Paibi Yaipha Thoudang Lup.
During the discourse several issues were raised including the movements against human rights violations under AFSPA, unchecked influx of outsiders into the State and aggression on the territorial integrity of the State, said a press release of the coalition.
According to the statement, it was also observed that all such movements of self-determination have been birthed by the Merger Agreement, 1949.
It said the present movement to protect the indigenous population has been invoked by the lifting of the Inner Line Permit System following the signing of the Merger Agreement.