Imphal: The Global Manipur Federation expresses its profound grief and condemns the murder of Lucy Marem, a woman from the Maring Naga tribe and daughter of Marem Thoukhal from Beaulahram village in Pallel, Chandel district, Manipur.
Lucy Marem’s ‘tragic’ death marks yet another distressing incident of the victim of mob violence in the ongoing ethnic clashes between the Kuki-Zo and Meitei communities in the state of Manipur. This incident of mob violence serves as a somber reminder of the pressing need for peace, harmony, and understanding among the diverse ethnic groups residing in Manipur, as well as the inherent danger posed by such acts of violence committed by a group, the federation said.
It extended its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lucy Marem during this time of profound sorrow. “We stand firmly in solidarity with the Maring Naga tribe and the entire community, united in mourning the loss of an innocent life. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Lucy Marem during this time of immense grief. Moreover, we unequivocally condemn all forms of mob violence, recognising the devastating impact it has on individuals, families, and communities.”
“We commend the swift actions taken by the Manipur police authorities in apprehending the individuals involved in this incident. Their dedication in conducting a thorough investigation into this heinous crime
is commendable. This serves as a strong reminder to all individuals engaged in mob violence that they will be held accountable for their actions and justice will be served. Such decisive measures contribute to upholding the rule of law and maintaining a sense of security within the community.”
The Global Manipur Federation said it strongly urges all communities in Manipur to foster dialogue, understanding, and mutual respect and do not resort to violence leading to the loss of innocent lives.
“We firmly believe that only through peaceful coexistence and embracing our shared humanity can we build a harmonious society where every individual is treated with dignity and respect.”
“We stand united in our resolve to create a society where every person can live without fear of violence or discrimination, the federation said.