The Manipur unrest has become a hot topic in Indian politics, with tensions simmering for months. However, Chief Minister N Biren Singh has recently shed light on some shocking truths that many find hard to digest. In a straightforward manner, he debunked the Kuki vs. Metei narrative and placed the blame squarely on non-state actors from Myanmar and Bangladesh for the violence in Manipur.
According to Chief Minister Biren Singh, the current crisis in Manipur is not a clash between ethnic groups or a mere law-and-order issue within the state. Instead, it is a full-fledged war against the Indian Union, orchestrated by Kuki militants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, in collaboration with militant groups operating within Manipur itself. This revelation challenges the prevailing notion that the Manipur unrest is merely an ethnic or communal clash or a religious conflict between the majority and minority groups.
Perhaps it was this unsettling truth that led to the Kuki People’s Alliance severing ties with the BJP a couple of months ago. However, this is not the sole reason why the BJP-led government is treading carefully on this issue.
Recently, there have been reports of an alarming alliance between Khalistanis and Manipuri separatists. These reports have sent shockwaves through Indian intelligence agencies, raising concerns about the growing nexus between separatist groups.
One key figure in this concerning connection is Lien Gangte, the President of the Canada chapter of the North American Manipur Tribal Association (NAMTA). His presence at a Gurudwara in Surrey, Canada, under the control of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, has set off alarms. It appears that this Gurudwara has become a base for anti-India activities.
During his visit to the Gurudwara last month, Gangte openly discussed what he referred to as “atrocities on minorities” in India and the alleged mistreatment they were facing. He called on the Canadian government to condemn what he perceived as human rights violations in India and urged pro-Khalistani groups to organize protest rallies in the United States.
Indian intelligence agencies have claimed that following Gangte’s speech, Nijjar’s supporters held a meeting with members of NAMTA. This development is deeply concerning, as it suggests a growing nexus between separatist groups.
Adding complexity to the situation, the U.S. chapter of NAMTA posted on social media, expressing gratitude to the Sikh community for standing with their cause and supporting the Kuki Zomi community in Manipur, India.
It’s worth noting that NAMTA is primarily a Kuki-majority separatist organization, led by the influential Christian family of Manipuri descent, the Pudaites. The Pudaites oversee an extensive network of churches in Northeast India under the Evangelical Free Church of India (EFCI). This connection raises questions about the underlying motivations and alliances involved.
These developments have forced the current Manipur administration to reimpose the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), a controversial law that grants security forces sweeping powers in regions facing insurgency or unrest. The decision to reimpose AFSPA underscores the gravity of the situation and the need for a robust response to protect the integrity of the Indian Union.
Now, with the NIA case, it is abundantly clear that Manipur is facing a war waged by Kuki militants from Myanmar and Bangladesh-based militants, along with some from India. Chief Minister Biren Singh is resolute in his stance that every force behind Manipur unrest must be dealt with in the harshest way possible to safeguard the sovereignty of the Indian Union.
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