Arrested Chairman of UNLF (United National Liberation Front), R K Meghen alias Sana Yaima has submitted through his counsel Moirangthem Gunadhor that he has not waged any war against India, but just trying to defend his country ( Manipur) sovereignty while he was produced before a Special Court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) at Guwahati on 16 Dec 2010.
Meghen further submitted that, India kept then Maharaja of Manipur Budhachandra under house arrest in 1949 in Shillong and forcefully got the merger agreement signed.
In his submission, the rebel leader stated that Manipur was a sovereign Nation prior to the Anglo-Manipuri war of 1891.After the war, Manipur became a colony of the British empire and regained its independence in 1947 .
It may be mentioned that after RK Sana Yaima, whose whereabouts remained a closely guarded secret for two months, after his reported arrest by a joint intelligence team of India and Bangladesh, was ultimately claimed to have been arrested from Motihari, Bihar.
Stating that he is still the Chairman of UNLF, the rebel leader asserted in his submission ‘we are not waging war against India. But only demanding our right to self determination’ .
Objecting to the Acts applied on him, the rebel leader contended that he has not committed crime against anybody.
In the case registered against RK Meghen, NIA has charged him under sections 121, 121 (A), 120 (B), 123 of IPC read along with section 13, 16, 18 39 and 40 of UAPA.Meanwhile, acting on another complaint lodged in the same special court of NIA by RK Chinglensana, the second son of RK Meghen, the court has directed the police for submitting necessary report within December 21 .
In his complaint, RK Chinglensana stated that his father is not a criminal nor a war-monger against India but only demanding the right to self determination but he has rendered him like a handicap person from constant torture.
News Source : The Sangai Express, a local daily published from Imphal, reproduced on e-pao.net
R K Meghen remains defiant against NIA charges and raises decade long question about Manipur Merger agreement . Most probably, Indian government should make the actual events leading to this merger agreement public and clarify all doubts.