Maintaining that the erroneous decisions of GoI in tackling the pandemic have also affected Manipur (Kangleipak), CorCom said that instead of coming up with measures suitable to the state, the state government was busy waiting orders from its “owners”
The proscribed Coordinating Committee (CorCom), an umbrella organization of armed groups in Manipur, extended warm greetings to the farmers and workers of the world in general and to those in Manipur in particular, on the occasion of May Day.
A release issued by the publicity committee of CorCom, stated that amongst those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in India at the present, are the workers. And amongst the workers, migrant workers are badly affected. Recalling the horrors faced by the sudden announcement of nationwide lockdown in March 2020, CorCom said that the migrant workers were chased away like “animals” as India does not have the “true character of being a nation”.
There is a possibility of repeating the same mistake in the second wave as well. In short, the disaster that India is facing in facing the pandemic is due to “lack of political commitment and poor management,” it added.
CorCom also contended that the government of India (GoI) takes wealth more seriously than the lives of its citizens. Due to this, even before properly controlling the first wave all the restrictions were relaxed as if the pandemic was over, which has resulted in the disaster of the second wave. Other countries who had faced the brunt of the first wave take precautionary measures in anticipation of the second wave, the result of which is clearly showing at the present as these countries are not as severely affected as India is, it said.
The proscribed umbrella outfit also criticised the GoI for conducting elections in several states and permitting the Kumbh Mela to be performed without any restrictions, which the group said has resulted in spreading the virus widely. Can the GoI now claim that the disaster is not their responsibility?, it asked and added that even the Supreme Court of India has demanded response from the government in regard to its preparation to fight the pandemic.
The release further stated that without realising the dangers of holding elections at such critical times, the GoI, with only power in its mind, instructed the Election Commission of India to give the green light to the state elections. The Madras High Court has even asserted that the Election Commission should be booked for the COVID-29 deaths resulting due its decisions. All these could have been averted if the GoI had taken the decisions giving some thoughts to it, the outfit opined.
Maintaining that the erroneous decisions of GoI in tackling the pandemic have also affected Manipur (Kangleipak), CorCom lashed out at the “incompetent” state government, asserting that instead of coming up with measures suitable to the state, it was busy waiting orders from its “owners”.CorCom also said that although the world has witnessed the glory of a united farmers and workers, their counterparts in the state are yet to experience it and are facing immense hardships. Living in a small state without any major factories or industries and also being under the “colonial rule” has made the farmers and workers of the state unable to unite. The outfit also expressed the need to work for the future of the farmers and workers of the state and stated that all the problems can be solved only after “regaining the lost independence of Kangleipak (Manipur) from the colonial clutches of India”.