World Meetei Council Gathers Over 111,000 Signatures in Petition Against UN Press Release Bias

Lakhipuronline Digital Desk : In a significant development, the World Meetei Council, representing Meeteis in India and worldwide, has successfully collected over 111,000 signatures for their petition, challenging a UN press release's alleged bias favoring the Kuki community. Launched on October 23, 2023, the petition addresses concerns about the portrayal of the ongoing Manipur conflict and urges a re-evaluation of the UN's stance.

Overcoming challenges posed by an internet ban in Manipur, the petition underscores the collective voice of hundreds of thousands seeking a more equitable understanding of the issue. Secretary General Yambem Arun Meetei expresses optimism that the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights will reassess the contested press release by Special Mandate Holders.

The petition disputes various points, including the portrayal of the conflict as religious, gender-based, and fueled by hate speech. It challenges the characterization of the Kuki community as an ethnic minority and victims, aiming to shed light on the complex dynamics of the situation. Emphasizing the Meetei community's status as the indigenous and endangered group in India, the petition exposes alleged illicit plans, actions, and aggression associated with Chinkuki narco-terrorist groups.

The milestone of 100,000 signatures was achieved on November 26, 2023, and the count, currently at 111,996, will officially close on December 2, 2023. The World Meetei Council plans to submit the petition and signatures to the United Nations OHCHR through official channels. They urge individuals to sign the appeal and encourage family and friends to do the same, emphasizing the vital role of the United Nations in maintaining credibility as a neutral and objective international organization.

To support the petition, you can sign here.

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