As the violence situation intensifies in Manipur, the unrest continues with each passing day, civil society groups expressing a concern over it have called for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence and immediately intervene to establish peace.
More than 550 civil society groups and individuals from across the nation have participated in this together and issuing a statement have staged demands in pursuit of peace establishment in the hill state.
The statement condemned the increasing violence in Manipur and targeted BJP, who is at the power in both Centre and the clash hit state Manipur for divisive politics and has asked to initiate timely action before any more innocent lives are lost.
In the statement, the members participated have urged all the parties involved in violence for an immediate ceasefire.
The statement read, in the current scenario the Kukis have been a continuos target for the majority armed Metei groups, the like Arambai Tenggol and Meitei Leepunl. It said, the violence has been followed by genocidal hate-speech and the reports of frantic mob shouting rape her, torture her while women were attacked needs to be verified.
The statement had signatories that included people from different walks of life joining in together in expressing their thoughts over the situation.
The signatories demanded PM Modi to speak up and take the complete responsibility for the burning situation in Manipur.
It demanded a tribunal under court monitor be formed to gather the facts and prepare for the re-establishment of peace and healing the deepening would that has led to the fight between the communities of Manipur and build a bridge between to break down the hatred.
The signatories further have demanded government relief to those who had to flee and to ensure their safe return to their home, rebuild their homes and livelihood along with the ex-gratia compensation to the one who got affected by losing their kin, home and were severely devastated due to this.
It said the compensation process should be monitored under who have a better understanding of the region and be appointed either by the High Court or Supreme Court.
The statement has been endorsed by a range of civil society groups such as People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha, Saheli Women’s Resource Centre, Hazrat e Zindagi Mamuli, BAGAICHA, Unity in Compassion, National Alliance of People’s Movements, National Federation of Indian Women, Indian Christian Women’s Movement, Human Rights Forum.
It also includes Rashtriya Dharmnirpekshta Andolan Satara Maharashtra India, Bebaak Collective, Vimochana, Bhagat Singh Ambedkar Students Organisation, All India Krantikari Kisan Sabha(AIKKS) and many more.
The list of signatories include RJD Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Kumar Jha, some retired police officers and bureaucrats, some eminent journalists and artists etc.
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