The general strike called by SOREPA on August 15 will begin from 4 AM and go on till 6 PM. The group also extended support to all WESEA groups that have given the call for general strike, boycott, total shutdown etc. on the day.
As patriots day (August 13) approaches, the Socialist Revolutionary Party (SOREPA) has paid revolutionary tributes to the self-less brave-hearts and martyrs who had given up their lives in protecting the sovereignty of Kangleipak/Manipur.
In a press release, SOREPA recalled the supreme sacrifices made by Athouba Koireng, Ipu-Thangal, Chongtha Mia, Chinglensana, Chirai, Thangal and many others. The group also paid revolutionary tribute to those who had given up their lives trying to regain the lost sovereignty of Manipur after it was annexed by India despite attaining freedom on August 14, 1947.
SOREPA also accused India of misleading the people by portraying Manipur freedom fighters as India’s own freedom fighters. “As a matter of fact, August 13 is observed to remind future generation of how these martyrs fought to regain the lost sovereignty of Kangleipak/Manipur and to instil a sense of patriotism”, said SOREPA.
The group said one has to be vigilant about this gross misinterpretation of history and the same needs to be understood so that the future generation do not get influenced by the wrong interpretation of the history of Kangleipak/Manipur. Stating that Manipur was annexed by India on October 15, 1949, SOREPA accused India of overstepping the conventions of the United Nations. “India occupied Kangleipak/Manipur and other regions of WESEA resorting to colonialism, imperialism, and ‘crime against humanity’”, alleged SOREPA.
India’s plan to impose ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign by hoisting flags is every household is an open challenge to the people, alleged SOREPA.
The general strike called by SOREPA on August 15 will begin from 4 AM and go on till 6 PM. The group also extended support to all WESEA groups that have given the call for general strike, boycott, total shutdown etc. on the day. Medical services, water and power supply will be out of the purview of the general strike.