A Grievances Cell for Bishnupur district was opened on Friday at the Regional Sports Complex in Laisoi, Bishnupur to provide redressal of grievances faced by the displaced people who are taking shelter at different relief centers opened across Bishnupur district.
With Thanga MLA T Robindro and Kumbi MLA S Premchandra being appointed as the chairman and convener of the cell respectively, as many as 15 members were recruited for the smooth functioning of the cell.
It is the first grievances cell opened to facilitate the displaced people who are the victims of the communal crisis which broke out in Manipur on May 3.
On the opening day of the cell, the two MLA (chairman and convener) verbally took note of the grievances raised by the people sheltering at different relief camps.
Most of the displaced people (particularly from Churachandpur) opted for providing a land and construction of their houses at a safer site in the valley region as they considered resettlement at Churachandpur as a “suicide mission.”
MLA T Robindro expressed that the cell was opened with the consideration that the opinions of the displaced people are necessary before taking up the settlement programme. He assured that all the grievances and opinions collected by the cell will be forwarded to the government for consideration to do the needful.
Providing an alternative location for construction of houses or providing extra security for resettling back to their lands will be considered as per the opinion of the displaced people, he added.
The MLA also sought the cooperation of the stakeholders, CSOs and the volunteers’ organisations that are running the relief camps in the initiative taken up by the cell. “I hope that peace and tranquillity prevail and normalcy is restored soon,” he added.
At present, as many 8,200 displaced people are sheltering at around 56 camps opened across Bishnupur district, he added.
The displaced people are the residences of Churachandpur and Kumbi constituency (Phougakchao Ikhai, Kangbai, Torbung Bangla, Waikhrok) whose houses were dismantled and torched by mobs during the outbreak of the crisis happening in Manipur.
Meanwhile, the two MLAs visited various relief centers across the district and distributed relief materials.