While condemning the ongoing violence in Manipur, MLA RK Imo has said disarmament should be the top priority of the government now.
He questioned the role of central security forces whose duty is to protect the people in the area and urged Home ministry to replace the units on duty and take action against the officers.
Calling for stringent action from the centre in order to end the conflict, RK Imo strongly condemned the killing of three Meitei villagers by armed Kuki militants at Kwakta early Saturday morning.
“We got a very sad and unfortunate news that three people were killed while they were sleeping at their residence in Bishnupur district in Kwakta '', said RK Imo, adding that the situation happening in the state is saddening.
What is happening in our state right now is very said, Imo expressed and questioned how the Kuki militants are coming all the way from another district and entering into the valley area and killing people in their homes while they are sleeping. It is something that really needs to be answered now, the MLA added.
Through his Twitter post, the MLA stressed the urgency of addressing the prevailing situation in the northeastern state and called for unity among political parties to ensure peace and stability.
"For me personally, if you ask me, we need to disarm. Disarmament is key right now," asserted MLA Imo.
He emphasised the importance of disarming insurgent groups, foreign militias, and those who have looted weapons from the police machinery. According to him, this is a top priority that the government must undertake to bring about lasting peace in the region.
He urged all parliamentarians, irrespective of their political affiliations, to engage in discussions that concern Manipur's current situation.
Expressing hope in the Prime Minister's forthcoming address on the matter, Imo called for proactive measures by the central government to address the crisis. He stressed the significance of the Home Minister presenting the views of the Central government in Parliament.
"We want the Home Minister to come forward and let Parliament function. Let the Union home minister speak, and let the Prime Minister speak on the day he has to. If allowed to function, I am sure he will speak on the issue. Lot of issues need to be discussed, not getting away from the main issues that are prevailing," added Imo.