|Headlines Vol. 1 Issue No. 4||Jan.7 - Feb.6, 2002|
PLA tries to play a role of messiah
amenities and infrastructure can even make gods out of demons and the
outlawed PLA knows it better than the Manipur Government.
seized it the heroin in August last year while it was being smuggled from
Thailand. A huge banner hung over the bonfire carried the slogan “Down
with heroin and the Indian government”. In fact the PLA goes one step
ahead to blatantly blame the security personnel of the Manipur Rifles and
CRPF to be in direct connivance with the drug traffickers and contributing
in its smuggling and spread.
a matter of fact, the outfit has
a separate wing to check the sale
and consumption of drugs. Way
back in 1990, the PLA had imposed a ban on the sale of liquor in Manipur -
a move that was greatly backed by the people and one which forced the then
state government to clamp prohibitory orders.
recent campaign against drug trafficking and consumption has also found
support from the people. The PLA hopes to don the image
of the messiah in the eyes of the people through such activities.
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