Massive peace rally taken out in Manipur

Imphal (UNI)
A massive peace rally was taken out on Saturday by thousands of people braving the summer heat, to demand action against the Kuki Chin terrorists who were responsible for the crisis in Manipur.

The rally, organized by the Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity ( COCOMI) to discuss the Manipur crisis, started from Thangmeiband and culminated at Hapta Kangjeibung. Those who participated in the rally shouted slogans like Long Live Manipur, Stop Illegal Infiltration, Implement NRC, No Separate Administration in Manipur, protect indigenous people, protect forest and environment and stop crime against women.

The organizers had to wait for a long time to take five resolutions as people from across the state consisting of Naga tribes , Muslims, Meiteis and other communities were coming towards the ground in large numbers. The rallyists resolved to end the conflict by uprooting the Chin Kuki narco terrorists who have come from other countries. It was also decided to oppose separate administration in Manipur.

They also resolved to implement the National Register of Citizen (NRC) in Manipur. It was decided to
demand the summoning of Manipur Assembly by August 5. It was further decided to submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister. The organizers said the rally was taken out to inform all that the crisis in Manipur was started by the illegal immigrants.

Yumnamcha Dilipkumar, a presidium member , said Union Home Minister Amit Shah had visited Manipur and promised to return after 15 days but he did not. The Centre had sent over 40,000 troops. However, they were not used to protect the people of Manipur, he alleged.

The Prime Minister broke his silence after a video went viral and people of Manipur condemned it, he pointed out. People were shocked to hear the news of crime against women and children against a particular community on May 3 at Churachandpur district and infuriated people came out the next day in various parts of the valley areas on May 4 to protest the burning of houses, killing of people and confinement of people mostly women and children at Churachandpur and Kangpokpi districts, he added.

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