Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Okram Ibobi on Thursday condemned the Central and Manipur government for allegedly being silent spectators of the ongoing violence in the state.
The former Manipur chief minister was speaking as a chief guest at the 29th death anniversary of former minister Moirangthem Ibotombi organised by Moirangthem Ibotombi Memorial Charitable Trust at Wangjing Kodompokpi sports complex.
He strongly condemned both the governments for “failing to revive peace in the state and bring peace between the two warring communities of the state.” But the government has been shouting that normalcy has started returning in the ongoing violence of the state.
He appealed to the government to let the displaced people taking shelter in the relief camps to return back to their respective homes as it has been seven months since the violence started in the state.
Speaking at the event held on the theme, ‘Hingsi amadi Hing-hansi ’ (live and let live) Moirangthem Ibotombi Memorial Charitable trust President and former minister M Oken said that Moirangthem Ibotombi was shot dead 29 years ago. He urged the people to stand up for peace and normalcy in the state where our own people are living as refugees in their homeland.
He added that the trust has been providing pension to around 37 people of Heirok constituency but the pensioners have donated their pension money towards the inmates of the relief camps opened in Thoubal and Kakching district.
Attendees of the event paid respect by paying floral tributes to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the state during the ongoing violence. Moirangthem Ibotombi Memorial internally displaced person relief fund was distributed to around 3,000 displaced people taking shelter in 30 relief camps of Thoubal and Kakching district.