New Delhi: An all-party meeting will be held today (Saturday) in the capital Delhi under the leadership of Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the situation in Manipur. The meeting is scheduled to take place at 3 p.m.
Earlier, the Home Ministry had informed on Wednesday that Amit Shah had called an all-party meeting on Saturday to discuss the situation in Manipur.
Home Minister Amit Shah visited Manipur on May 29 to review the situation. He stayed in Manipur for four days and held talks with representatives of the Kuki and Maithi ethnic groups to restore peace. Despite this, violence continues there.
In this regard, he said, “The unprecedented level of violence in Manipur for more than 50 days has ruined the lives of people, uprooted thousands and left a deep wound in the nation’s conscience. The current move towards the path of peace will help shape the legacy of our children.”
I appeal to the people of Manipur, especially my valiant sisters there, to take the process forward for the return of peace and harmony,” Sonia Gandhi, former president of the Congress party and the party’s parliamentary leader, had appealed.
“After 50 days of deaths and devastation in Manipur, Home Minister Amit Shah’s call for an all-party meeting is too late. The central government woke up only after former Congress president Sonia Gandhi spoke to the people of Manipur. The Prime Minister’s non-attendance at such an important meeting shows his cowardice. It also implies an unwillingness to accept failure.
Before this, the Home Minister himself went directly and held talks with the people there. But there was no peace. In fact, the situation got worse after that. How can we expect peace under his leadership?” Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal had criticized on Thursday.
Background: On May 3, Kuki tribes held a peaceful protest against the granting of tribal status to the Maithi community in Manipur. There was a conflict between the two factions. Following this, more than 100 people have died in the conflict that has been going on for more than a month. Security forces have been deployed across the state to maintain peace in the state. 144 Prohibition is in force. Internet services are blocked. It is to be noted that internet service is not fully provided in the state.