Meitei Diaspora in Europe Stages Sit-in-Demonstration on Manipur crisis at United Nations

Geneva: The Meitei diaspora in Europe, in support to Khuraijam Athouba, Vice-President of International Peace and Social Advancement (IPSA) and Spokesperson for COCOMI ongoing campaign at the United Nations in Geneva held a sit-in-demonstration on September 27 at the Manifest Ground of the United Nations, adjacent to the iconic Broken Chair in Geneva, Switzerland.

In a statement released by the IPSA, it mentioned that the event drew participation from numerous Meitei diaspora members hailing from all corners of Europe, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

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During the demonstration, prominent speakers took the stage to address critical issues, including Manipur Violence and the pressing concern of Chin-Kuki Narco-Terrorism. Speakers included Khuraijam Athouba, Vice-President IPSA and Spokesperson COCOMI, Sagolsem Biramani, President of the European Manipuri Association (EMA), Okram Bishwajit Singh, Member of EMA and Yaikhomba Sagolshem, a Meitei student based in London, who discussed the recent dissemination of disturbing images related to the tragic incidents involving Meitei students Linthoingambi and Hemanjit.

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Post-demonstration, a seven-member delegation from the Meitei Diaspora in Europe, under the leadership of Khuraijam Athouba, visited the United Nations campus where the 54th Session of the Human Rights Council was in progress. The delegation distributed informative pamphlets and brochures shedding light on the ongoing Manipur violence, Chin-Kuki Narco-Terrorism, and the fast emerging Golden Triangle within the campus. IPSA says Khuraijam Athouba and his team have plans to submit a comprehensive fact report addressing these pressing issues to various forums and the concerned rapporteurs of the United Nations in the coming days.

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