Imphal: Proscribed Socialist Revolutionary Party Kangleipak (SOREPA) has announced a 12-hour general strike on October 15, the day on which Manipur was forcibly annexed into the Indian Union.
SOREPA Publicity Secretary MC Yaiphabi in a statement said that Manipur has been waging a war of liberation since the day the state was forcibly annexed into Indian Union on October 15, 1949. Starting from the revolutionary movement spearheaded by Hijam Irabot for social equality, people of the region have been waging a war for self-determination, it maintained.
It said that forced annexation of Manipur and Tripura which once existed as sovereign nation states on October 15, 1949 is against the rules and regulation of UNO, violates the human rights charter, International protocols, covenants and anti-colonial laws. It also challenges the right of determination of the people of the state, it maintained.