Kuki Students Organization slams BJYM

Kangpokpi, May 30 2022: The Kuki Students’ Organization (KSO) general headquarters has said that the current state of affairs where communal polarisation is at its height does not bode well for future peace and development in the State.

There has been an unbridled surge of anger and hatred towards people of a community by another community while communally charged statements and hate speeches against a particular community are everyday routines and it is not nearing any end, the KSO Ghqs said.

Such hurtful outbursts that provoke communal feeling have the propensity to destroy peace and harmony in the State, KSO said and added that amidst this hate-mongering and communal diatribes it is becoming more disturbing that BJYM Manipur Pradesh is taking the centre stage.

Meanwhile, KSO Churachandpur has ‘flagged’ the activities of BJYM which it alleged were insidious and flagrant.

The KSO Ghqs said that the BJYM Manipur is not an individual but a political organization and the youth wing of BJP.

If a youth wing of the ruling party in the State start engaging in such a communal attack then what will become of the State is easy to understand, which of course is not very encouraging for peace, harmony, development, and integrity in the State, the KSO Ghqs said. Coming from a political organization, these communal rhetorics are unbecoming unless the intention is to fan communal flare-up and unleash a reign of terror upon a particular community, it continued.

However the State BJP and the Government have been maintaining a stoic silence as if it is patronizing the divisive and communal antics of its youth wing, it alleged. It said that calling a section of the society as foreigners/refugees is just a conspiracy to grab their land and properties, the very tribal lands and properties protected under the Constitutions of India.

The KSO Ghqs said that the Biren Singh-led Government promises peace and development for the people of the State but the policies in the last two months of the current dispensation are directed only towards marginalizing a section of the society.

Intolerance, discrimination and alienation are what beleaguer the lives of people of a section of the society today, the student body said while adding that the Government is dividing the people to lead instead of uniting them to build the State. “Sense has to prevail with the Government leadership that it is far better to unite people and build than to divide people and rule”, it said.

In the current state of affairs, peace and development are a far cry.

If the Government is really for development it must get its act together for without peace and harmony development will never take off, the KSO Ghqs said. It opined that the Government is too critical and intolerant of the personal opinions and comments of the common men on social media when it has a bigger responsibility of running the State.

A junta-style crackdown on social media offenders is the norm today as some are arrested and sent to jail and if the Government makes its big responsibility to crack down on social media offenders then it has to apply the same yardstick to everyone irrespective of the community they belong to, added KSO.

If Dr Mark Haokip can be arrested, then Barish of BJYM Manipur, Sapam Jadumani and RK Rajendro of Haomee Federation should be arrested too, it said.

It maintained that until these people are arrested, justice is not served at all.

It is also heard that Henkai Singsit, a former executive of KSO is being chased by the police for challenging Barish on social media and if this is how the State Government is acting with prejudice towards its people then it has to be said that something is very wrong about this Government, it remarked.

The KSO will no longer keep silent waiting for the Government to come to its senses to dispense justice appropriately but will condemn and protest every wrong and every injustice meted out to the common tribal people, it added.