Amid the escalating violence in Manipur, Naga legislators of the Manipur Legislative Assembly on Thursday appealed to the public to halt all forms of violence immediately.
Speaking to mediapersons at CM's secretariat in Imphal on Thursday, Water Resource Minister Awangbow Newmai, on behalf of the legislators, urged the public to stop communal violence that has engulfed the state.
Expressing deep concern over the volatile situation in Manipur, the Naga legislators, including Awangbow Newmai, J Kumo Sha, Ram Muivah, Leishiyo Keishing, Kashim Vashum, and Janghemlung Panmei, vowed to extend all possible assistance in restoring normalcy.
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Newmai said the incidents of violence would hinder the state government's efforts to include Manipur in the global race of development.
Saying that "there are no problems that cannot be solved through discussion", the Naga legislators appealed to all concerned parties to resolve the issues across the table.
They appealed to all the stakeholders, the public, all the communities to come together and sort out the problems happening in the state.
"Whatever loss is happening due to the violence, it is a loss for everyone. There is no winner in this kind of activity and violence," Newmai said.
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When queried, he said there had been no security lapses in the violence-hit areas, as the government took precautionary measures, but the situation got out of control as rumours were spread everywhere.
As several structures were set on fire at various places in the state, Newmai added that the government is working for the welfare of the people of Manipur.