A tribute to The Great June Uprising

By FrontierManipur | Published On 18th Jun, 2021, 10:53 GMT+0530

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If those great souls stayed comfortably at the shore of ‘Kekrupat’ they would not be dead until the territorial integrity of the state is compromised at any cost, says Bangalore Manipur Students’ Association.

Issued by Secy. Social & Cultural Ronit Takhellambam

“The maker is the rightful destroyer”. There is no greater momentum than the collective uprising of the people in such a moment when the people’s aspiration and sentiment were kept in the hurt’ threshold for too long.

History is the endemic with one sublime force – the force of the people, a force so strong that it cannot be reckoned with. This very awe inspiring force had brought down many authoritarian rules and many governments throughout the world. This force had created numerous rifts in a nation as well as bringing forth many disgruntled elements, entities and pieces into one united nation.

Long before, as the then authorities running the state had turned a blind and deaf ear to the very sensitive and sentimental public issue against the “Extension of Ceasefire without Territorial Limit” which was carried out between NSCN(IM) and government of India, people from four directions turned up shouting slogans, carrying banners and effigies of leaders and merged together in front of Governor Bhavan.

In the consecutive moment, on this very day of June 18, 2001, all of a sudden without any order from anybody, the irate crowd burnt down the Assembly building turning the magnificent mansion of people’s representatives into ashes. And the 18 souls martyred at the brutal live firing of security forces.

If those great souls stayed comfortably at the shore of ‘Kekrupat’ they would not be dead until the territorial integrity of the state is compromised at any cost.

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