The Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) Manipur, Boston, America on Thursday condemned the acts of violence, burning of houses and attacks on innocent people, including a disgraceful attack on places of worship.
A release jointly issued by KEN Manipur president Bishwajit Okram and vice president Alian Suantak Vaiphei stated that KEN Manipur, an organisation of the international Manipuri Diaspora condemned all kinds of acts of violence and urged the people of Manipur to shun violence and choose the path of peace.
“The Manipuri Diaspora is equally affected and saddened by the current crisis and are traumatised to see the horrific state of our motherland where we all belong to,” it read.
It stated that the vandalism, looting, destruction and burning of houses, religious places and private and public properties will only bring misery and sorrow to the individuals.
Violence will benefit nobody but will only bring decades of mistrusts among the people, which will further hamper the growth and prosperity, it mentioned.
KEN Manipur expressed their condolences to the victims of the violence.
The rule of law in the society must protect everyone and all and the state machinery must be activated to safeguard every inhabitant of the place, it maintained.
It requested all the communities to maintain peace and order and not to succumb to rumours and fake news.
It also appealed to Chief Minister N Biren-led government of Manipur to ensure safety, protection and peace for all communities in the state.