A political delegation of CPI led by its General Secretary and Ex-Rajya Sabha (MP), D Raja, along with six others called on Governor of Manipur Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday evening and apprised her of the present situation of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) staying in various relief camps.
According to a release from the Raj Bhavan, D Raja, while informing the Governor, said his team visited different relief camps in Imphal, Moirang and Churachandpur where most of the IDPs want peace and normalcy to be restored at the earliest. He said some of the IDPs, mainly children and women, required urgent medical facilities. The issue of possessions of arms and ammunition in both hills and valley districts have also been raised to the Governor by the delegation, the Raj Bhavan said, adding that the Governor told the delegation that dialogue is the only solution and any form of violence will delay the peace process.
The Governor, while appreciating their goodwill gesture, informed the team that she personally met Central leaders and urged them to find ways to end the conflict at the earliest possible time, the Raj Bhavan said.
The Governor also informed the team that a CBI team has been constituted to probe cases against women and the Supreme Court has also constituted a committee of three former women judges to oversee humanitarian measures.
President of All Manipur Lady Advocates' Association Ch. Kiranbala Devi along with 5 others also called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan and shared the various hardships and difficulties faced by the people of Manipur due to the ongoing crisis.
The team ardently appealed to the Governor for restoration of peace and normalcy at the earliest with a plausible solution. They further requested for taking up appropriate measures to uphold and protect the territorial and administrative integrity of the state and to initiate proper enquiry and investigation related to crimes against women both in the Hill & Valley during this crisis, the Raj Bhavan said in the press release.
While assuring that efforts are on by the Central and State Government to bring peace and normalcy in the state, the Governor said that it is only through dialogues and constitutional process for bringing amicable solutions. She urged the team to reach out to the women in relief camps and enquire if there are any victims of crime against women. The team was instructed to coordinate with the State Police to check the number of FIRs filed till date related to crime against women.
The Governor also informed that her office has been extending continuous assistance to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through coordination with all the concerned officials and departments. Sense of fear and insecurity between both the warring communities should be removed, the Raj Bhavan said.
Md. Raees Ahamed, Spokesperson, United Meitei-Pangal Committee (UMPC), Manipur along with 5 others also called on the Governor at the Raj Bhavan on Wednesday and requested establishing peace, tranquillity, to save integrity and harmony in our state Manipur without any further delay.
The Governor urged the team to take the role of peace mediator between both the communities and suggested they convene a meeting with all religious leaders for peace initiation, the Raj Bhavan said. She also appealed to extend all possible assistance for the IDPs. Governor asserted that peace restoration will be completed only when the IDPs return to their homes.
Lt Gen L. Nishikanta Singh also called on the Governor at the Raj Bhavan and apprised of their activities towards improving the education sectors in the state. He highlighted the various activities of providing relief materials taken up by his organisations during this ongoing crisis and till date, they have donated Rs. 20 Lakh in relief camps.