In a display of frustration, volunteers from Imagi Meira gathered outside the Manipur Assembly complex in Imphal on Monday demanding action against 10 Kuki MLAs advocating for a separate administration.
After police intervention, two representatives of Imagi Meira were permitted to meet the joint secretary of the Manipur Legislative Assembly.
After the meeting, Imagi Meira’s convenor, Th Sujata, conveyed the joint secretary’s statement to the media. Sujata said, according to the joint secretary, the Manipur Assembly has sought a report from the 10 Kuki MLAs six times, yet no response has been received to date.
Expressing dismay at the Assembly’s inaction, Sujata revealed that the joint secretary pledged to arrange an official meeting soon with the Speaker and the chairman of the Privilege and Ethics Committee to address the issue.
Sujata also took the opportunity to condemn the ruling BJP party, including Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Manipur BJP president A Sharda for celebrating the BJP’s election victory in other states amid the state’s ongoing hardships and unrest for the past seven months. Describing this celebration as an “irresponsible act,” she highlighted the contrast between leaders openly rejoicing while village volunteers and Meira Paibis endure sleepless nights defending against Kuki militant attacks.
The convenor emphasised that it seems that the leaders of the state has forgotten that some districts, such as Kangpokpi, Churachandpur, and Tengnoupal, remain inaccessible to the people of Manipur (Meitei).
In response to the Monday’s Imagi Meira agitation security measures were beefed up in the surrounding areas of the Manipur Assembly complex.