The National People’s Party (NPP) on Friday submitted the stance of the party to union home minister Amit Shah concerning the current situation of Manipur and to restore peace and harmony in Manipur.
National vice president NPP Y Joykumar Singh told the media at Manipur State Unit NPP, Naoremthong, Imphal West on Friday that concerning the present situation of Manipur, the party members along with party leaders held a meeting at New Delhi on Monday and made a resolution regarding the the party’s stance on the matter.
He said the party had earlier decided to submit its declaration on the following day but it was submitted through a letter on Friday, considering the tight schedule of the union home minister.
The NPP represents the collective aspiration of all communities and the current confrontations between communities in Manipur is of great concern, the letter stated.
It has been 20 days since the confrontation occurred which has resulted in high loss of lives and properties, but despite the passage of time the situation has not improved, it stated.
“The NPP is deeply concerned by the visible lack of effort from the appropriate authorities to bring recognisation and peace; there is certainly an underlying trust deficit among the people of Manipur upon the authorities and within themselves,” it stated.
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The five points of stance are confidence building exercise; neutral administration; relief and rehabilitation committee; peace committee and adequate security logistics for free movement of goods along national highways of Manipur, it mentioned.
Joykumar said the party urged the union home minister to put their stance into place, it added. The letter further mentioned that NPP observed that the current situation of Manipur is in dire need of urgent solution, he said.
He said the national president of the party may meet Amti Shah on his visit to Imphal if possible.
In an earlier meeting of the national committee of the party that was held on Monday at New Delhi, it was resolved that “the National People’s Party (NPP) is deeply pained with the ongoing situation in the state of Manipur. As a party, we resolve to engage with all communities to collectively work together in restoring peace and harmony. We pray that the situation is restored to normal at the earliest, which is in the interest of the state and its people,” it stated.
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