CCIAN Forum Peace Committee, continuing its activity of lending support and assistance to those on the frontline, on Monday provided necessary relief materials to village volunteers of Sinam village in Imphal East.
Taking part in the visit, CCIAN Forum Peace Committee convenor Angomcha Chingkhei lauded the village volunteers of Sinam and nearby villagers for their immense sacrifice and efforts to protect the Maru Laiphamlen and Sanjenlok, which are ancestral shrines of the Meiteis from militant attacks.
He also mentioned that Kongba maru, Thangjing hill, Koubru and Sanamahi lok are among the important shrines of the Meiteis. He asserted that every Meitei is equally responsible for protecting and preserving such shrines, which have close ties with the ancient history of the Meitei/Meeteis.
‘The pride of being a Meitei will be deemed useless if we are unable to protect the ancestral shrines’, he maintained. Chingkhei added that the recent attacks by Kukis against the Meitei places of worship should not be taken lightly, stating that Meiteis need to give a befitted response to the attacks.
He claimed that the unrest will continue in the state, until the situation of the displaced Meiteis from Moreh, Churachandpur and Kangpokpi is normalised. He added that necessary measures must be made to ensure all displaced victims from said districts return to their native homes.
The central security should protect the ancestral shrines of the Meiteis from attacks by kuki militants, he said, all the while urging the state government to look into the matter. Members of CCIAN Forum Peace Committee also took part in the visit to Sinam village.