RESOLUTION OF THE NATIONAL CONVENTION ON
MANIPUR MERGER ISSUE

28 - 29, OCTOBER 1993 Venue : G.M. Hall, Imphal, Manipur.

THE PLENUM OF THE NATIONAL CONVENTION

AFTER HAVING

Considered the Socio-Political process and the Constitutional -- Legal process that prevailed at the time, when Manipur State Constitution Act, 1947 was in operation and popular responsible government with an elected peoples' legislative Assembly was constitutionally functioning prior to the signing of the Manipur merger Agreement on the 21st September, 1949 in between Manipur's Constitutional figurehead, the Maharajah and the representative of the Dominion of India.

Deliberated upon the circumstances of Duress and Coercion mentally and physically imposed upon the Manipur Maharajah at Shillong, who was under military siege of the paramilitary forces of the Dominion of India, that led to the signing of the aforesaid Agreement,

Re-affirmed the parameters of international law prevailing at the relevant period, the independent political status of Manipur following the lapse of the British suzerainty as per section 7(1) (b) of the Indian Independence Act, 1947 and the relevant rulings of the Supreme Court of India as laid down in various decisions from 1954 to 1993 on the subject and the Vienna convention on the Law of Treaty,

Reiterated the continuity of the early state of Manipur since the pre-Christian era save occasional suspensions and catastrophe, and

Discussed the various aspects of the aforesaid Agreement on unequal terms, among others,

Resolved

That the Manipur Merger Agreement, signed by and between the Maharajah of Manipur and the representative of the Dominion of India on the 21st September, 1949 did not have any legality and constitutional validity.

Chairpersons

  1. ( Gangmumei Kamei )
  1. ( N. Ibobi )
  1. ( N. Sanajaoba )
  1. ( A. Nilamani )

Dated, 29th October, 1993.

 


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