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IMPHAL | Oct 11 : The proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party People’s War Group (Marxist Centre) has imposed a state wide total shut down from 6 am to 6 pm on October 15 by declaring it as the Black Day of Kangleipak.
A release signed by secretary, central media coordinator, comrade Lenin Meitei stated that after Manipur was defeated in the Anglo Manipur War, 1891 it was under the Colonial British rule till August 14, 1947 for 56 years. Manipur became independent again in the midnight of August 14, 1947, it said adding afterwards, Manipur State Assembly Election was held from 11 to 27 July, 1948 and the state was ruled under a democratic government from October 18, 1948.
The newly gained independence was again taken away forcefully by the colonial India on October 15, 1949, it continued. From that moment onwards, a carbon copy of the colonial rule of the British Empire is being implemented over the people of Kangleipak and many draconian laws have been introduced to torment the people, it stated.
The organisation appeals the public to recall the day and stop their normal work routines to show condemnation and denouncement, it added.