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URF (MA) resolves to ban Sangai Festival

IMPHAL, Nov 12: The United Revolutionary Front (Manipur Army) has resolved to ban the much-talked Sangai Festival to be organized by the State government from November 21 at Hatta Kangjeibung.

Informing this in a statement signed by Lanheiba Meitei, Chairman of URF (MA), the outfit said that the decision to ban the Sangai Festival was taken in strong condemnation of the Central and State government`™s act of misleading Chairman of the outfit Lanheiba Meitei and 145 other cadres after releasing from jail and seizing 50 numbers of weapons including AK Series Rifle, G-3, HK, RPG, Lathod Gun, 9 mm pistol and .32 pistol by signing fraudulent peace agreement with the outfit.

It alleged that the weapons belonging to the outfit were put under Surrendered Seizure List System from Double Locking System in the name of peace agreement.

Reiterating that the act of duping by the governments led the outfit to went back to its earlier path of taking up weapons since September 3, 2014, the URF (MA) in the statement further alleged that its Home secretary Puyam Mungyamba alias Ruhini Meitei alias Biren and assistant Finance secretary Keithellakpam Tiken alias Lankhomba were mercilessly killed by State Police Commando in a fake encounter at Kokta under Moirang Police Station on January 6.

The outfit further claimed that its position and capabilities have been strengthened further by recruiting new energetic cadres to march ahead its revolutionary path.

Meanwhile, Chief of Military Affairs Committee, URF (MA) representing brothers of sisters and married women of the State has greeted the people on the occasion of Ningol Chakouba which falls on November 13.



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