Ten Opposition political parties of Manipur on Thursday announced that they will extend support in every democratic step taken up by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of two youths who went missing recently.
The members of 10 political parties expressed their unhappiness against the state government’s response over the missing youths.
Speaking to the media at Manipur Press Club in Imphal West, Shiv Sena member Toijam Debananda said that the state government response to any matter remains slow until and unless there is no mob protest or violence.
“If the government wants to put an end to the ongoing violence, then it can do it as people might be aware of the recent developments in Moreh. After the SDPO was shot dead, the government’s reinforcement activities in Moreh became successful,” said Debananda.
So, nothing is impossible for the government if they want. The violence is not ending because the government does not want it to end, he alleged.
The All India Forward Block state secretary Khomdram Rameshor said that while the bodies of two students who went missing earlier are yet to be recovered, two more youth went missing. In such a situation, it may not be possible to calm down the general public, and more strong forms of agitation may come against the state government, he further said.
“If we point out these issues, then they will say that we are taking political advantage,” he said. No matter what, the 10 political parties will support any democratic steps and decisions taken by the JAC, he added.