People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), a separatist group of India’s Manipur state, while welcoming the announcement by Yambem Biren and Narengbam Samarjit about a formation of an exile government expressed strong supports to them.
“The announcement of the independence of Manipur from India and the formation of a Government in Exile government called Manipur State Council on 29/10/2019 in London is whole heartedly supported by PREPAK”, a statement said.
The statement said that after the annexation of Manipur by India in 1949, there have been various revolutionary movements, both democratic and armed, and even though PREPAK believes in armed revolutionary movement, they have also been extending their trust and support on democratic ways to restore the nation’s lost independence, said Leibaak Ngakpa Luwang, Secretary-in-charge, Publicity and Propaganda, PREPAK, in their statement.
PREPAK believes that the restoration of the lost independence is only possible when people start participating in their own respective capabilities.
The statement expresses PREPAK’s support for the democratic step of Yambem Biren and Narengbam Samarjit by taking asylum in the United Kingdom and requests people to support it, considering it a part of the revolutionary movement.
The armed rebel group recounts the 2000 years old history of Manipur ruled by 84 kings and the event on September 21, 1949, when India forcefully made King Bodhachandra sign a merger agreement using military force without consulting the hill and valley people.
It further adds India announcing Manipur as a Part-C state on October 15, 1949, under the control of a Commissioner.
After 70 years of their rule, people of Manipur have been living like slaves and facing the tortures of their draconian laws and black laws, says the statement.
Adding to this, the rebel group says that various people of Manipur are now coming out openly against India’s rule, expressing their desire to live with the taste of freedom even for a day instead of living this meaningless life.
This itself proves that it is a result of years of struggle by various revolutionary groups, says PREPAK and further states that the successful development of freedom struggles in countries around the world is the right spirit of revolution and is possible only because of people’s strength of unity.
Only the strength of unity and truth can overthrow the colonial rule, not with divisive thoughts, adds the statement.
In their latest statement, the armed rebel group further expresses that it is now clearly visible that the revolutionary movement for freedom that the people have been fighting to achieve for years is somewhat approaching its fruition because of the decision of the two respectable personalities.
The statement concludes with PREPAK requesting the people of Manipur to support them in their movement.
(South Asian Monitor)