IMPHAL April 22: A public meet on plebiscite was held at Nambol Phoijing community hall today.The meet was organized by Phoijing Awang Apunba Nupi Lup under the theme “ Manipur-India muknaba amasung muknaba asi wakheibada miyam saruk yaba”.
The meet was attended by Ningombam Ranjit Singh ,president of Phoijjing Awang Youth Club,Khunaaijam Dijamani,retired senior lecturer of Nambol N Sanoi College, Ningthoujam Ibemhal ,president of Phoijing Awang Apunba Nupi Lup,and Angom Bimola Devi Councillor of ward number 3 (Nambol Municipal Council)as the presidium members .
N. Bimol ,social activist and advocate Angomcha Araba ,chief administrator Life watch, were the resource persons. Angomcha Araba in his speech stated that the right to self determination is a basic fundamental right of a person. The UN approves the plebiscite under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the right to self governance. Such freedom has been allegedly disregarded by the Indian nation and the struggle for independence has been an unresolved issue for long. The need of the hour is to promote the stance of holding the plebiscite by the public, he said.
N Bimol in a similar note expressed that the Manipuris have been living independently for the last 2000 years, the public have a desire to live independently and the Indian nation has been trying to suppress the public, the wanton acts of violence perpetrated by the armed security forces is testament that the state has been suppressed by force. This kind of treatment is sure to be met with stiff resistance and that has been done so. The conflict cannot be resolved by armed means alone but the democratic exercise of the plebiscite is a means to bringing peace in the state, he said.
The meet unanimously resolved to push forward the agenda of holding the plebiscite with the help of the public and to highlight the public voice to the UN and other human rights organizations, the release said.