Imphal: Amidst the ongoing violence in Manipur, a 10-member delegation met Governor Anusuiya Uike for peace talks between the warring communities. Has appealed to start.
This information has been given in a statement issued by Raj Bhavan. A team led by Congress Legislature Party leader and former Chief Minister submitted the demand letter to the Governor on Friday (November 17) evening. He said that peace cannot be restored in the state without the intervention of the Centre, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
There is a demand to immediately start peace talks with both the communities.
He called for “immediate initiation of peace talks with both communities to find a permanent solution to the ongoing conflict,” the statement said. The ITLF, the main body of the Kuki-Jo tribes in Manipur, on Wednesday threatened to set up a ‘self-governing separate administration’ in those areas, following which a delegation met the Governor.
Request to contact Prime Minister
The State Government has strongly condemned the Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum’s call for ‘self-governing separate administration’ in districts dominated by members of the Kuki-Jo community and declared it illegal. The delegation has urged Uike to approach the Prime Minister to initiate talks with the rival communities. Apart from this, an appeal has been made to the Governor to call a meeting of all the political parties of Manipur with the Prime Minister to find a solution to the conflict.
The delegation included representatives of AAP, AIFB, AITC, CPI, CPI (M), Janata Dal (U), NCP, RSP and SS (UBT). Uike assured the political leaders of taking steps to ensure dialogue process with both the communities to bring back peace and normalcy in the state. “All possible steps will be taken to initiate the dialogue process and she will approach the Prime Minister to initiate dialogue with all political parties in the state,” a Raj Bhavan statement said.
Uike also told the leaders that he had submitted a report on the unrest and was in touch with central leaders. Manipur has been witnessing continuous violence since ethnic conflict first erupted in May. Since then, more than 180 people have died.