Imphal: The Federation of Haomee Youth Wing (FoHYW) staged a sit-in-protest in against the issue of Ipak Koubru Ching at North AOC Road, near Tangkhul Church on Saturday.
Speaking to media persons, Assistant General Secretary of FoHYW Nameirakpam Mapari Meitei said that the main reason for organizing the protest was to show objection against the Ipak Koubru Ching where ‘outsiders are planning for domination’. He also stated that the outsiders are giving objection against the construction of a ne at the sacred Koubru Ching.
He said that the Koubru hills cannot be interfered by any outsiders or foreigners, and said that Koubru hills were the rightful belongings of indigenous people of Manipur. It was said that in Koubru hills, we will allow plantation of poppies and will remove KNFP camps and ask the government to save Koubru hills.
The protestors hold placards written with slogans like save Koubru from infiltration, no poppy plantation in sacred Koubru ching, historic God Koubru supreme Owner of Koubru Ching, save holy Koubru range and save indigenous land, no Zale’N-Gam land in Manipur, Koubru for indigenous people not for immigrants and protect indigenous people from foreigners.