A political delegation of CPI(M) led by its general secretary Sitaram Yechury and former Lok Sabha MP Jitendra Chowdhury along with six others called on Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan on Friday and apprised her of the present situation of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) staying in different relief camps.
Sitaram Yechury while informing the Governor said that his team visited different relief camps in Imphal, Moirang and Churachandpur where they found out that arrangements being done by state government/local bodies in maintaining and running the relief camp is not satisfactory, stated a release.
He said, IDPs are deprived of nutritious food especially children and lactating mothers and even babies are being born in the camps, it mentioned. In such a situation for how long the IDPs can survive with hope, he said. Only a political solution can bring peace to the ongoing crisis and his party has already raised this issue to the Centre, he added. The issue of snatching/looting weapons from different police stations have also been raised to the Governor by the delegation, it mentioned.
The Governor while welcoming the delegation said, political parties, cutting across party lines, need to cooperate with the government in bringing an amicable solution to the ongoing conflict, it stated. She said that violence will not bring any solution and therefore several appeals have been made to the two communities to shun violence and move forward for talks. Governor continued that incidents which claimed many valuable lives are unfortunate and all have to be united to end this conflict, it stated.
It stated that acknowledging their concerns, Governor said, she had visited many relief camps in both hills and valley districts and the state administration has been asked to provide all essential requirements including foods, medicines, clothes etc. to the IDPs and efforts will be made further to ensure availability of all requirements of the people. Governor informed the delegation that she personally met the Prime Minister and other Central leaders and urged them to find ways to end the conflict at the earliest possible time, it added.
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