Manipur crisis ‘portrayed as religion-based’ unacceptable: Padma Shri Heisnam Sabitri

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IMPHAL: Prominent theater artist Padma Shri Heisnam Sabitri expressed disappointment at the portrayal of the present crisis occurring in the state of Manipur as between the Hindus and Christians by certain people.

Talking to DIPR, Heisnam Sabitri said, “The way the issue is being taken and portrayed as religion-based is unacceptable. They have not heard the correct version of the present crisis saying that it is between Hindus and Christians. I cannot agree to this misconception. The Hindus and Christians are living lovingly and peacefully together even now.”

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She added, “In my locality Langol where people of every community and religion live, we have been co-existing peacefully and lovingly since ages till now and have been sharing whatever we have and our experiences with one another.”

She said, “The incident had already occurred, but as of now, we should learn to forget and move on to bring a peaceful solution to this problem and I earnestly pray that peace prevails in the state.”

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Heisnam Sabitri is an internationally-acclaimed actress. For her performances and contribution in the field of theatre as an actress, she has received various honours and awards in and outside the country. She received Manipur State Kala Akademi for acting in 1988, National Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for acting in 1991.Best actress award by the panel of critics in the 3rd Cairo International Festival of experimental theatre in 1991. She has also been honoured with Nandikar Award in 2002 at Kolkata on the occasion of the year of women empowerment by Nandikar, Kolkata in collaboration with the Department of Children and Women Development, Government of India, as well as Padma Shri by the government of India in the year 2007.

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