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Manipur leaders in London announce separation from India


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Tuesday Oct 29, 2019


At a press conference in London, Chief Minister of Manipur State Council Yamben Biren and Minister of External Affairs and Defence of Manipur State Council Narengbam Samarjit made the announcement — Photo by reporter

LONDON: The representatives of State of Manipur’s King Leishemba Sanajaoba have announced separation from India, forming the Manipur State Council.

At a press conference here, Chief Minister of Manipur State Council Yamben Biren and Minister of External Affairs and Defence of Manipur State Council Narengbam Samarjit announced before media that they were speaking on behalf of the Maharaja of Manipur High Highness the Leishemba Sanajaoba to formally launch the exiled government – the Manipur State Council.

The exiled government will be based in Central London.

They produced a document showing that His Highness the Maharaja of Manipur had authorised them by the Order No. 12 of 2013 dated the March 15, 2013 to solve the political problems of the State of Manipur.

Both of them confirmed that they have already sought asylum in the United Kingdom in September 2019, fleeing persecution and repression by the Indian state as declaring independence in India would have led them to being arrested and killed arbitrarily by the Indian security forces.

They said: “We believe that now is the right time to make public the Independent Government of Manipur before the international community to announce our independent status and to seek recognition. We call on all the Governments of the sovereign states of the members of the United Nations for their recognition of the de jure and exile Government of the Manipur from today onwards.



The three million Manipuri people want recognition as one of the precious native nations. Our attempts to engage with the Indian govt were met with hate and hostilities.”

It was not possible for us to declare the independence of Manipur while in India because we, the Councilors of the Manipur State Council, would have faced arrest, torture and extra-judicial killings at the hands of the Indian government.”

They said that Narendra Modi’s government is intolerant and believes in physical annihilation of small nations and communities for the sake of Hindutva supremacy and therefore it was not safe for them to continue operating from India.

They declared: “The Manipur State Council is His Highness’s Government, the Maharaja of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba who is the Maharaja/King of Manipur. His Highness is the constitutional head of the State. Manipur is a constitutional Monarchy ruled State and the sovereign of the King of Manipur is Divine of God.”

They said that Manipur is being ruled through draconian laws by the Indian occupation government “under the Republic Constitution of India including Arms Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958”.

They said that thousands of people have been killed since the occupation of Manipur. Nearly 4500 have been killed unlawfully in the last 10 years and more than 1500 are in prisons in illegal custody. The total loss of life stands at around 15,000 in the last few decades, they said referring to a BBC report which had unearthed the scale of unlawful killings and human rights violations.

They said: “There are more than 1,528 cases of the extra-judicial killing which are pending in the Supreme Court of India. They victim were killed without trial of law. Indian army forces kill the people of Manipur with impunity. The Manipuri human right activist Irom Charu Sharmila, known as the ‘Iron Lady of Manipur’, started protest fasting for 16 years against the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and human rights abuses. The brave women of Manipur staged nude protests in front of the Indian Army centres to condemn inhuman torture and killing of innocent people of Manipur.”



The state of Manipur is a de jure government formed in Manipur under the Manipur State Constitution Act 1947. It received independence from the British Raj on 14th August 1947.

They said that the sovereign State of Manipur was excluded from India [Indian Empire] by the Order in Council by His Majesty on 27 December 1946 and the Indian Government annexed Manipur State of India by violation of the Act 1949.

They said they believed in obtaining our objectives through peaceful and democratic means. There are many armed groups fighting the Indian forces for the restoration of independence of Manipur from India, they said, giving a long list of their demands including the rights of tribal people, removal of Indian forces from their land and restoration of sovereignty.
 

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Hope Hindutva apologists read this. Manipur was originally assured its independence from Hindustan in possibly stronger terms than even J&K.
The state of Manipur is a de jure government formed in Manipur under the Manipur State Constitution Act 1947. It received independence from the British Raj on 14th August 1947.

They said that the sovereign State of Manipur was excluded from India [Indian Empire] by the Order in Council by His Majesty on 27 December 1946 and the Indian Government annexed Manipur State of India by violation of the Act 1949.
Hindustan, whether by Nehru's treachery disguised as "democracy/secularism" or by open Hindutva despotism, has annexed, misappropriated and swindled control over numerous princely states that it quite simply had ZERO LEGITIMATE RIGHT OR LEGAL PREROGATIVE TO DO SO.

To maintain control, it has murdered, raped and terrorised countless peoples. Countless. Delhi is an aggressor against numerous states and its actions over the last 72 years will come back to haunt it. Karma for the saffronistas.
 

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This ain't coming suddenly since India been suppressing minorities especially Christians from due rights. West then knows how to ring bells. In fact, public joining the cause, may be happening.
Manipuris are mostly Hindus.

Anyway, that's grand total of 4 or so people in that room sitting far away in London.
 

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Hope Hindutva apologists read this. Manipur was originally assured its independence from Hindustan in possibly stronger terms than even J&K.


Hindustan, whether by Nehru's treachery disguised as "democracy/secularism" or by open Hindutva despotism, has annexed, misappropriated and swindled control over numerous princely states that it quite simply had ZERO LEGITIMATE RIGHT OR LEGAL PREROGATIVE TO DO SO.

To maintain control, it has murdered, raped and terrorised countless peoples. Countless. Delhi is an aggressor against numerous states and its actions over the last 72 years will come back to haunt it. Karma for the saffronistas.
India itself axed merely in chase of Hindutva dream and establishment of falsified Maha Bharat. What really happened on course of such chase that difference between rights, civilization and brutality, got diminished. Now that it's really unbearable, the rise of these voices is not new especially since India been introducing the same for its rivals be it Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, Maldives etc. In all the proxy supervision and interfering into others jurisdiction, Indian designs somehow helped the oppressed minorities within India as well as occupied belt.

Manipuris are mostly Hindus.

Anyway, that's grand total of 4 or so people in that room sitting far away in London.
I hope that you will practice what you preach and those apparently 4 are in London, UK.
 

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Indian Manipur separatists announce exiled government in UK
Self-declared government based in United Kingdom says it will push for recognition at United Nations.

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Dissident political leaders from the Indian state of Manipur on Tuesday said they were unilaterally declaring independence from India and forming a government-in-exile in Britain.

The former princely state became part of India in 1949, two years after the country won independence from Britain, but has since seen decades-long violent separatist campaigns.

Narengbam Samarjit, external affairs minister in the self-declared Manipur State Council, said the exiled government would push for recognition at the United Nations.

"We will run the de jure exiled government here ... from today onwards," he told reporters in London after a declaration of independence first announced in Manipur in 2012 was read aloud.

"We will seek recognition from different nations ... to become a [UN] member. We hope many of the countries will recognise our independence."

Manipur, one of India's smallest states with a population of about just 2.8 million people, is one of the so-called "Seven Sisters" - a group of restive northeastern states.

The region, encircled by five other countries and connected to the rest of India by a sliver of land arching over Bangladesh, has been wracked by armed conflict and instability.

Violence part of life
It has spawned more than 100 fighter groups over the decades whose demands range from autonomy to secession.

Violence has been part of daily life for decades in Manipur, which borders Myanmar, with a strong presence of the Indian military.

The state has a strong ethnic mix, and its Meitei, Naga, Kuki and Pangal communities are all deeply committed to preserving their own cultural autonomy.

Its people have also always tended to look eastwards in their search for cultural links.

Samarjit said he hoped the world would support its independence cause.

"We are not free there and our history is going to be destroyed, our culture is going to be extinct," he warned.

"So the UN should listen ... we raise our voice to the whole world that the people living in Manipur are human beings."

The High Commission of India did not respond to a request for comment.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019...nce-exiled-government-uk-191029175417760.html
 

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Indian Manipur separatists announce exiled government in UK

Self-declared government based in United Kingdom says it will push for recognition at United Nations.

7 hours ago


Dissident political leaders from the Indian state of Manipur on Tuesday said they were unilaterally declaring independence from Indiaand forming a government-in-exile in Britain.

The former princely state became part of India in 1949, two years after the country won independence from Britain, but has since seen decades-long violent separatist campaigns.

Narengbam Samarjit, external affairs minister in the self-declared Manipur State Council, said the exiled government would push for recognition at the United Nations.

"We will run the de jure exiled government here ... from today onwards," he told reporters in London after a declaration of independence first announced in Manipur in 2012 was read aloud.

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"We will seek recognition from different nations ... to become a [UN] member. We hope many of the countries will recognise our independence."

Manipur, one of India's smallest states with a population of about just 2.8 million people, is one of the so-called "Seven Sisters" - a group of restive northeastern states.

The region, encircled by five other countries and connected to the rest of India by a sliver of land arching over Bangladesh, has been wracked by armed conflict and instability.

Violence part of life
It has spawned more than 100 fighter groups over the decades whose demands range from autonomy to secession.

Violence has been part of daily life for decades in Manipur, which borders Myanmar, with a strong presence of the Indian military.

The state has a strong ethnic mix, and its Meitei, Naga, Kuki and Pangal communities are all deeply committed to preserving their own cultural autonomy.

Its people have also always tended to look eastwards in their search for cultural links.

Samarjit said he hoped the world would support its independence cause.

"We are not free there and our history is going to be destroyed, our culture is going to be extinct," he warned.

"So the UN should listen ... we raise our voice to the whole world that the people living in Manipur are human beings."

The High Commission of India did not respond to a request for comment.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/indian-manipur-separatists-announce-exiled-government-uk-191029175417760.html
 

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A large number of Manipuris are Christians, they are as big or bigger than Hindus if India increase hindu numbers in that area. Since they look different from Indians and are Christians they may get recognize if the church gets invlove.
 

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Lol! I hope they separate Manipur and Khalistan from UK and Canada. That's where you can find such cartoons.
 

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the problem is reason why they start demanding independence,it seems india is violating rights of every minority in their country
 

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For one I know, China will not support it. China is against separatist of any kind.
 

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