HT Image
HT Image

UFO to oppose ban in court

Rajkumar Manisana, founder head of UFO, told media persons in Imphal that any move to ban the UFO would be strongly opposed.
PTI | By Surajit Talukdar (Newsfile), Silchar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2005 09:50 PM IST

The Universal Friendship Organization (UFO) has decided to move the court against Manipur Government's step to outlaw the organization.

Rajkumar Manisana, the founder head of UFO told media persons in Imphal that any move to ban the UFO would be strongly opposed.

UFO stands for an independent Manipur, which will be a democratic country under the rule of a monarch, and will maintain cordial relationship with India. Manisana said that independence of Manipur does not really mean that it should be separated from India, and that the term "independence" is used in a humane perspective to mean peaceful co-existence.

Recently, the state government had suspended four of its employees, who allegedly had connections with UFO and consequently, had sought a ban on the outfit.

UFO, formed by Manisana, grandson of the Manipuri king Bodhachandra, has 187 units in Manipur, Assam and Tripura, with nearly one lakh members.  

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP