Okram Joy senior politcian slams govt for backing Kuki-Zo demand

Okram Joy senior politcian slams govt for backing Kuki-Zo demand

Imphal: Forty-eight hours after receiving a death-defying call from an unknown person to keep quiet, popular and veteran politician Okram Joy of Manipur has accused the state government of indirectly supporting the demand of Kuki-Zo tribals.
Speaking to reporters in Imphal on Thursday, former cabinet minister Okram Joy expressed his unhappiness over the fact that the BJP-led government in the state, led by Chief Minister N Biren Singh, remained silent on the fresh demand of local tribes. is a spectator. Leaders Forum (ITLF).
Joy, who is also the leader of 10 opposition parties in the state, asked why the chief minister remained silent on the demand of the ITLF which on Wednesday (it) dared the central government that the Kuki-zo community of their Will stay. If the government fails to listen to their voices, they have been raising since the alleged ethnic cleansing began on May 3, 2023.
In response to a question, Joy said that 10 political parties in Manipur have advised the BJP government to take action against 10 Kuki-Zo MLAs and insisted that they be members of the Legislative Assembly and be freed from their legislative role as cabinet ministers.
He expressed regret that the government has failed to make their demand a reality till date.

The ten political parties are AAP, AIFB, AITC, CPI, CPI (M), INC, JDU, NCP, RSP, and SS (UBT).
Following the threat to his life, Joy lodged a complaint with the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police on November 14.
In his complaint letter, the veteran politician said, “Unfortunately during these few days since November 2, 2023.
I have been threatened by some unknown persons in a video call through Facebook to remain silent and not to speak. hinted at. on my Facebook account.”

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