Naga Legislators in Manipur appeal to end violence, calls for public cooperation

Imphal: Naga Legislators of Manipur Legislative Assembly today appealed to those concerned to immediately stop further violence in the state. They promised to extend all possible assistance in bringing back normalcy in the state.

In the wake of intense violence across the valley regions of the state after the clash between two communities in the adjoining areas of Churachandpur and Bishnupur District after the “Tribal Solidarity March” under the banner of ATSUM yesterday, Naga Legislators today held a press conference at Chief Minister’s Durbar Hall today.

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Addressing the media on behalf of Naga Legislators, Water Resource Minister Awangbow Newmai expressed deep concerns over the prevailing turmoil in Manipur. He said such incidents would hinder the state government’s efforts to include Manipur in the global race of development.

The minister said the prevailing situation is a loss for everybody in the state. He appealed to those involved to immediately stop further violence in the interest of future generations. Assuring that Naga Legislators will extend all possible assistance in bringing normalcy in the state, Minister Awangbow Newmai appealed for public cooperation.

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The minister also disclosed that the state cabinet has been deliberating on bringing solutions to the current turmoil. He mentioned that the Manipur Chief Minister had approached the Union Home Minister for help, after which the Centre started sending extra central armed forces into the state.

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Minister Awangbow Newmai further said the state government is taking necessary measures by deploying security personnel in vulnerable areas and rescue and evacuation operations are underway.

The minister also said that the United Naga Council, UNC will initiate talks with the relevant civil society organisations for a meeting to end the crisis at the earliest.

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