Over 10,000 youths from various districts of Manipur gathered at the public ground of Social Welfare Club, Khongman Atom Leirak in Imphal East on Sunday and took oath in the name of Lord Pakhangba to fight for Manipur without leaving any stones unturned.
The youths gathered at the public ground from 9 am onwards and prayed to Lord Pakhangba to hoist “Langam Fhiral” (victory flag) amid the present crisis.
The gathering strongly condemned the student bodies for remaining as mute spectators and the various civil society organisations (CSOs) for failing to unite in order to fight against the attack towards the valley people especially to the Meitei by the Kuki-Zo militants.
After the youths share their views on the present crisis, a group of youths who called themselves ‘Youths of Manipur’ announced their stance and resolution in connection with the present turmoil.
Among the five-point resolutions taken during the gathering, one of the youths announced that the gathering demands all the CSOs to immediately announce their collective stance on the present turmoil.
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The gathering also resolved that the State Legislative Assembly should be convened immediately to politically tackle the ongoing issue.
The ministers and MLAs, whose mouths are shut, should immediately announce their stand of their responsibility, said a resolution, urging them to quit political parties and take concrete stance as people of the land.
The youths also demanded the government to take swift measures for the victims of conflict and provide compensation to them. “The respective MLA of the victims will be blamed for failure of the demand,” it stated.
The resolution further stated that Assam Rifles should be replaced by neutral security forces immediately.
He said the demands of the youths should be materialised within three days, cautioning the concerned authorities to accept any outcome if they fail to fulfil the demands.
It is said that the resolution will be submitted to COCOMI, FOCS, AMUCO and other CSOs.
During the gathering, the youths held placards that read, “unite CSOs”, “one voice, one command”, “save us or none can save us”, “we want peace”, “we don’t want violence, don’t invite us to do violence” and others.
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