The All Manipur Democratic Women’s Association (AMDWA) on Friday lambasted both the Central and state government for their lack of accountability in resolving the prolonged situation and condemned Amit Shah for his remark on the present situation during a meet in Guwahati.
AMDWA questioned if the whole debacle which unfolded in Manipur was a mere fiasco for Central leaders to enjoy.
Speaking to the media at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, AMDWA secretary Ayekpam Ashabala stated that the present situation in Manipur was not a communal conflict but rather a clash of political interests.
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“Why is the Union home minister visiting Manipur only now when the whole state is neck deep in turmoil? Is he visiting Manipur for a front row seat to the whole fiasco which has been played out?” she questioned.
She questioned further if the home minister was visiting to sow seeds for another crisis in the state. "We believe he is here to aggravate the issue and not resolve it," she added.
She stated that the whole situation in Manipur worsened due to the government's lack of political accountability. They should have acted sooner, she added.
She highlighted that mere monetary compensation was not enough to justify the numerous lives lost.
The government has not said a single word nor taken any affirmative action to resolve the rage of the people, she said and questioned if they are too busy worrying about their ministerial berth.
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She mentioned that the present issue was a civil and not a communal conflict. Individuals with vested political motives have been planning for this moment and we learned at this crucial juncture that our government is frail, she added.
Ashabala maintained that capable leaders should take charge as the present leaders had completely abandoned the public.
As such, she demanded capable authorities to resolve the ongoing issue and restore normalcy and peace swiftly. Do whatever is necessary to restore Manipur by all means, she added.