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Manipur MP Angomcha Bimol Akoijam’s Fiery Speech at 18th Lok Sabha (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Manipur MP Angomcha Bimol Akoijam’s fiery speech at 18th Lok Sabha.

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TRANSCRIPT:

The Tragedy of Manipur: A Silenced Crisis

Thank you for this time. As I get up to speak on a troublesome moment in the history of India that has never happened, called the Tragedy of Manipur, which is sought to be silenced by the government. And it is an irony that such an important matter, which is sought to be silenced, gets an opportunity as the midnight hour approaches.

And this reminds me of the fact that people in my home state, the time is two hours ahead of Delhi. And we have been dancing to the tune of Delhi and the time that is supposed to be approaching 12 at the moment.

People like Jahnu Barua and others have demanded for years that the Northeast should have a separate time zone. Only then will you be able to live with dignity and a sense of well-being. The kind of priority that I can sense is this moment that I get a chance to speak.

Mr. Speaker, sir, I’m just trying to — Mr. Chairman, I’m drawing your attention to the absence of Manipur in the President’s address. This is not a simple absence.

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