The 10 Opposition parties of Manipur have made an appeal to the Governor of Manipur to arrange an all-party meeting with the Prime Minister of India to halt the prevailing unrest in Manipur.
The 10 opposition political parties - MPCC, JDU, CPI, CPI (M), AAP, RSP, NCP, SS(UBT), AIFB and AITC on Thursday submitted a memorandum to governor Anusuiya Uikey and requested to arrange a meeting with all political parties in Manipur to find a solution to the present conflict in the state.
Speaking to the media at Congress Bhawan, Imphal on Friday, Congress leader and also former chief minister O Ibobi said that the ongoing conflict in Manipur is more than six months now.
It has caused huge loss of lives, properties and displacement of more than 60,000 people belonging to both the communities. “The living condition of the internally displaced people in relief camps is inhuman and far from satisfactory. There are instances of sporadic killing, firing and kidnapping of people including students, thereby, leaving the people in great tension, uncertainty and untold hardships, especially to those living on the periphery/borders between hills and valleys. The social and economic lives of all sections of the society have been uprooted. There is still a lot of mistrust among the people,” he said.
He said the Peace Committee constituted by the Union government has not done any visible work to restore peace and harmony in Manipur. Considering the complexities of the conflict in the state, a viable solution to conflict can only be brought by the Union Government, he added.
“We consider that the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India is the only hope for bringing peace in the state. Leaders of the 10 political parties mentioned herein have resolved to approach you to facilitate a meeting of all political parties in Manipur with the Prime Minister to find a solution to the conflict under his leadership and guidance,” Ibobi said.
“We request the Governor for arranging the meeting at Manipur or else at Delhi if the Prime Minister is busy to visit Manipur,” Ibobi said.
Ibobi further informed that the Governor happily listened to their request and assured of trying her best to initiate a meeting with the Prime Minister.