The proscribed group also clarified that the 13 cadres of KYKL included in the “drama are all timid deserters who fled the organization, leaving behind their historical responsibilities.
Proscribed Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) has once again dismissed the claims of the government of Manipur on recent surrender or “homecoming” of its cadres as a “political puppetry stunts”.
In a press note issued by A Yaiphaba, Secretary of Publicity and Research, KYKL said that the state government has yet again proved that “it is nothing more than a puppet of its colonial masters” by staging yet another surrender drama on January 7, 2023.
“As has been the case many times, the drama cast timid deserters from the ongoing freedom struggle” and randomly selected individuals as surrendered cadres “to please the masters in Delhi”, said KYKL.
The proscribed group stated that the “Puppet governments must serve the interests of their masters, or else they will lose power and position. It is for this reason that the state should conduct such ceremonies to show the centre that it is doing everything in its power to suppress the current national liberation movement, which is the ultimate goal of the colonial rulers of India”.
Explaining why, KYKL said that one must not lose sight of the fact that it is the ruling class who benefit from colonialism while the people suffer greatly. “Clearly, this explains why they sustain Indian colonialism. Moreover, every Kanglei citizen should realize that the so-called Homecoming Ceremony will not bring either development or peace to the state. Rather, it is a method used by our ruling elite to earn crores by selling national freedom to Indian colonial rulers”, claimed the outfit.
KYKL pointed out that in many ways, it is analogous to “a servant licking his or her master’s boot to gain sympathy and kindness. Isn’t this what we refer to as slave morality? Shamefully, they refer to it as “shrewd politics” within their circle. Perhaps they call it shrewd politics because their power is entirely dependent on how well they serve their colonial masters” said the proscribed outfit and further added that the “slave morality” places an emphasis on sympathy and kindness from the masters over “dignity and independence”.
“Isn’t this what we’ve seen in the ruling class of Manipur? Therefore, the homecoming ceremony represents nothing more than a pathetic effort by the state’s ruling class to demonstrate their endorsement to the Delhi Mandarins in colonizing and suppressing our people. They did this only to further their own interests, not to serve the interests of the people”, asserted the KYKL.
The proscribed group also clarified that the 13 cadres of KYKL included in the “drama are all timid deserters who fled the organization, leaving behind their historical responsibilities. Slavery was the choice they made over freedom and dignity”.
The outfit urged the people of Manipur, especially the youth, to join the “national liberation movement” stating that it is a “historical vocation to fight for the freedom of Kangleipak and our people from Indian colonial rule that is causing us to become less and less human day by day”.