Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called an all-party meeting on June 24 to discuss the situation in Manipur.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called an all-party meeting on June 24 to discuss the situation in Manipur. This will be the first all-party meeting since the clashes broke out in the northeastern state.
The meeting will take place at 3 pm in Delhi. The motive of the meeting is to mull over the current situation and the ways to restore normalcy in the strife-torn state.
Earlier in the day, nine Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators from violence-hit Manipur had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asserting that the people of the state have lost complete faith in the Nongthombam Biren Singh-led government.
Submitting a five-point memorandum to PM Modi, the MLAs said there was no trust and confidence in the government and the administration.
“Some special measures for proper administration and function of the government by following the rule of law may kindly be resorted to so that the trust and confidence of the people are restored,” the memorandum read.
It was signed by nine BJP MLAs — Karam Shyam Singh, Thokchom Radheshyam Singh, Nishikant Sing Sapam, Khwairakpam Raghumani Singh, S Brojen Singh, T Robindro Singh, S Rajen Singh, S Kebi Devi, and Y Radheshyam. They all belong to the Meitei community.
Ethnic clashes broke out in Manipur after a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised in the hill districts on May 3 to protest against the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. More than 100 people have lost their lives in the violence between the Meitei and Kuki communities.