Take up appropriate steps to address Manipur issue: NPP deligations press Guv

Imphal: A political delegation of National People’s Party (NPP) urged Manipur governor Anusuiya Uikey to take up appropriate measures to address the issues of Manipur ethnic crisis.

The delegation led by NPP national vice-president Y. Joykumar Singh and two other national vice-presidents Sonelal Kol and S.K. Sarkar along with Marcuise Marak, Meghalaya minister and Wailadmiki Shylla, MLA, Meghalaya, called on the governor at Raj Bhavan on Friday and expressed their concerns about the prevailing situation in Manipur which has resulted loss of lives, destruction of properties and displacement of thousands of people in many parts of the state.

The team apprised of the plight of students from within and outside the state, the difficulty of the farmers who are unable to do their cultivation, economic blockade along National Highway-2 causing scarcity of essential commodities etc. to the governor and requested her to take up appropriate steps to address these issues.

They informed her that as a concerned political party, they are actively engaging with various stakeholders, appealing for peace and urging them to participate in dialogue and reconciliation efforts.

The team drew the attention of the governor for taking up all possible steps to solve the present crisis.

The governor heard their concerns and assured them that steps to control violence and efforts to ensure a congenial atmosphere for talks are on to bring the two communities to the negotiating table and once the talks are on, definitely, peace will come and there will be an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect which is the key to bring back normalcy as usual.

Interfaith Forum for Peace and Harmony appeals governor for early settlement of Manipur crisis (B)

Deben Bachaspatimayum, convenor, Interfaith Forum for Peace and Harmony, Manipur along with five others —Manindra Konsam, Pramod Chhabra, Dominic Lumon, Ibomcha K and Chaoba  Kamson called on Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan and requested for early settlement of the ongoing crisis in Manipur.

The team requested for taking up steps to stop hate campaigns and speeches in the print and electronic media, to ensure equal access to adequate supplies of food and healthcare needs of all in the relief camps, to open all national highways, to stop all forms of violence and to facilitate trust and confidence for dialogue process between the conflicting communities.

The governor informed the team that the first priority is to restore peace and solve the issue through an amicable and peaceful dialogue and therefore steps have been taken up to ensure restoration of peace and normalcy in the State.

She appealed them to support and extend their cooperation in the steps to restore peace and normalcy as usual.

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