Shillong, July 24: Hundreds of citizens led by women, children, and college students hit the streets of Shillong’s Laitumkhrah on Sunday to protest against the Union and state governments’ inaction in containing the violence in Manipur.
A candlelight vigil was also held at Laitumkhrah’s Don Bosco Square in solidarity with all the victims who lost their lives during the two-month-long Manipur conflict.
Young and old, men and women, and children, including from both the Meitei and the Kuki communities, participated in today’s candlelight vigil. “We want reconciliation, we want peace, and we want justice for Manipur”, a loud voice was heard from all the participants of today’s candlelight vigil.
The participants of the candlelight vigil expressed their frustration with the lack of action from the government in addressing the ongoing violence in Manipur. They emphasised the urgent need for reconciliation and peace, as well as justice for all those affected by the conflict.
Manipur violence has been a longstanding issue that has caused immense suffering and loss of life. The participants called for immediate intervention from the government to ensure the safety and well-being of the people in Manipur. They urged for a comprehensive approach that addresses the root causes of the violence and works towards long-term peace and stability in the region.
Violence in Manipur since May 3 has resulted in numerous casualties and the displacement of innocent civilians. The situation has escalated to alarming levels, requiring urgent attention and action from both the government and the international community. It is crucial to establish effective dialogue and mediation processes to resolve the conflict and prevent further bloodshed in Manipur.
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