Imphal: Peace talks with SoO (Suspension of Operation) groups led by foreigners should be immediately stopped and take up to send back foreigners from Manipur.
This was said by a demonstrators at Yaiskul, here at a sit-in staged on Tuesday in support of the demand made by People Alliance for Peace and Progress, Manipur (PAPPM).
The people’s alliance demands that Government of India and Government of Manipur should immediately withdraw Suspension of Operation (SoO) agreement with KNO/KNA and ZRO/ZRA.
These militant groups are bringing Mynamaree Nationals and settling them in the hills of Manipur taking advantage of SoO. The extortion in some hills districts which were otherwise not affected before has also increased dramatically since then, the people’s alliance said.
Young Pioneer Organisation, Yaishkul Volunteer Organisation, Rising Youth Organisation and Apunba Meira Paibi, Yaiskul staged the sit-in.
Secretary of Apunba Meira Paibi, Yaiskul, Keisham Jamuna said the government should find out the foreigners and send them off to their native places. The increasing influx is a threat to the indigenous people of the state. “We are always ready to support any movement to achieve the goal.”