Sunday, May 9, 2010

Well done Ibobi

Who is Thuingaleng Muivah?
He doesn't need an introduction; at least for the North East people. He was successful in making a niche in the world of law breaker. Now he is trying very hard to become a lawful citizen. Its very good move. But why at the cost of Manipur's territorial integrity? 

Thuingaleng Muivah is wanted and with more than 1 lakh as cash prize on his head from the state Government for several cases of murder and mayhem like  the 1992-1993 ethnic cleansing of Kuki tribes in Manipur, in the state is still valid. It is said that the ethnic cleansing uprooted 350 Kuki villages, claimed more than 900 lives and 100,000 Kukis turned into refugees. 

Under Indian Constitution, Article 19 (1)D, everyone has the right to live and move anywhere in India. But there is also a clause mentioned in the Article 19 [Article 19 (5)] that if the individual movement leads to a law and order problem, his movement can be restricted as per law.

Chief Minister O. Ibobi, on finding that the Union home ministry is proposing to send him under Z-plus security cover in a government helicopter to the state, refused to oblige the centre's order to let Thuingaleng Muivah in at the meeting called by Home Minister, P Chidambaram, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister AK is indeed, a bold act. None of the previous CMs nor the future CMs would dare to take that stand at the interest of the people of the state in large.

The capricious decision of Government of India, with an equally dominant and arrogant diktat of forcing compliance from the Ibobi government followed, there rise automatically a lot of questions in the mind of many Manipuris. It is need of the hour for all the Manipuris to stand united for our territorial integrity and peaceful co-existence.