Youths call CM Biren, MPs, legislators to Delhi to break through for solution to Manipur crisis

Imphal: The Youth of Manipur, a voluntary youth group who emerged as a pressure group to bring a solution to the Manipur crisis, has urged chief minister N.Biren Singh, MPs and MLAs including those in the Opposition to come to Delhi to together chalk out an amicable solution to the almost 5 months long Manipur crisis.

The youths of 25 representatives on Sunday had a meeting with the 23 Manipur MLAs who had moved to Delhi on September 14 to meet the central leaders for restoring peace in the turmoil ridden state.

The MLAs belonged to BJP and its government supporters. They moved to Delhi after the youths group stormed at the chief minister’s secretariat, here, on September 12. The youths demanded to declare their stance over the prolonged crisis.

People of Manipur, specifically those in the valley, have been uproaring against the silence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ‘unsatisfactory response’ to the people’s voice on the crisis from the central and state legislators.

The 23 MLAs took a resolution to press the central leaders and step forward to restore peace in the state. They moved to Delhi as promised to the Youth of Manipur.

As the MLAs takes time to their steps, the youths decided to move to Delhi and meet the MLAs and find their weakness.

In a video message released by the Youth of Manipur on Sunday, a member said, they have met the state legislators in Delhi and discussed on various agendas. “But no solution was brought. Because a solution mechanism could not be worked out in absence of the chief minister.”

The youths requested the MLAs to call the chief minister to Delhi.

Through the video message, the youth group urged the chief minister, MPs and those MLAs staying in Manipur to come to Delhi as responsible people’s representatives to together save the state.

“We will not return to Manipur until the CM, MPs and Opposition MLAs come to Delhi. Youth of Manipur will not come back without a solution,” said a youth leader.

Manipur has been on boil since the eruption of Meitei-Kuki clash on May 3 with the Kuki ravaging Meitei villages and started killing.

The situation in Manipur, according to think tanks and the chief minister, is not merely an ethnic clash, but a narco-terrorism issue and expansion of Golden Triangle accompanied with issues of illegal immigration, deforestation and others.

Manipur has 60 MLAs, of which 10 MLAs belonged to Kuki-Zo community. The 10 MLAs demand a separate administration for Kuki-Zo.

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