Support the Manipuri liberation struggle


Call by the Anti-imperialist Camp

The Anti-imperialist Camp and its affiliated organisations throughout the world condemn by the strongest terms possible the rape and subsequent murder of Thangjam Ningol Manorama by the Indian security forces.

We fully support the popular protest movement – climaxing in a general strike – which not only demands justice and the punishment of the perpetrators in this specific case but the end of the repression of the Indian state in general.

The Anti-imperialist Camp defends the right to self-determination as an elementary democratic and human right. The decision on the fate of Manipur and the North Eastern states of the Indian union must belong exclusively to the people there. Therefore the struggle against the interference and intervention of both the Indian state and imperialism is not only legitimate but must be support by the anti-imperialist movement of the world.

We call upon the democratic and anti-imperialist forces of the world to support the Manipuri people in their liberation struggle.

Willi Langthaler
On behalf of the Political Committee of the Anti-imperialist Camp
June 19, 2004, Vienna, Austria, Europe