The outlawed Kangleipak Communist Party- People’s war group (KCP-PWG) has called for a boycott of Independence Day celebrations across Manipur.
The banned outfit has also called for a general strike from 6 am to midnight of August 15.
A release signed by the organizations self-styled secretary, central media co-ordinator, Lenin Meitei stated that the government is trying to ‘poison the State by trying to observe India’s Independence Day while subjugating the freedom of Kangleipak’.
The release further stated Kangleipak was an independent nation with its own constitution and norms prior to India’s Independence from British rule in 1947.
“Despite the numerous policies instigated by the government of India to subjugate the Northeast region, the policy makers should remember that it will never be able to vanquish the true freedom movement of the people,” the release further added.
The ‘divide and rule’ policy which the imperialist British forces used to colonize India also happened to Kangleipak, and they should not forget that the draconian rules and policies being implemented in the State is a prime example of the saying that ‘history repeats itself’ which the people of Kangleipak is well aware of, it added.
Kangleipak achieved its Independence from the British one day prior to India, the release reminded the GOI while asserting that India’s Independence Day celebrations were forced on the public of Kangleipak after it was annexed to the Indian union is an undeniable fact. The different communities inhabiting the hills and valleys of Kangleipak had always co-existed and peace, it added.
The release further stated that emergency services including water supply, electricity, ritual ceremonies and medical services will be exempted from the purview of the bandh.