Imphal: Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) has contended that Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF) and Committee on Tribal Unity (CoTU)’s demand for re-imposing AFSPA in valley areas of Manipur is just like beating against bush and not logical as ransom, demand and killing are happening in Kuki dominated areas.
COCOMI in a press release issued by its Media Coordinator Somorendro Thokchom said that violation of law and order is in its highest level in the areas where Soo militant camps are situated.
It said that for the last 40 years there is no rule of laws in hill areas most particularly in Kuki dominated areas, whereas there is reasonable peace in all AFSPA lifted areas of Manipur valley since long time back.
This is known to everyone that extortion, looting in highways, kidnappingetc are rampaged very recently specially after the outbreak of the present Crisis in Kuki dominated hill areas, it claimed.
Hence, ITLF and COTU’s demand for AFSPA re-imposition in the valley is totally absurd. Their demand clearly shows the gravity of frustration in the present crisis which they have engineered, the committee said.