Manipur's voice echoed in Lok Sabha, Congress MP said- Give justice to Manipur, save the country

Ananya Shroff
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Manipur's voice echoed in Lok Sabha, Congress MP said- Give justice to Manipur, save the country

New Delhi : On the second day of the Lok Sabha session, slogans of Manipur-Manipur echoed in the House. After taking oath, the MP from Manipur said – Provide justice in Manipur, save the country. Just a day earlier, the people of the Kuki community in Manipur had taken out rallies in different districts and demanded a separate Union Territory for themselves and said that a political solution should be found to the ethnic violence. Manipur has been burning in the fire of ethnic violence for a year. Ethnic violence broke out in the state on 3 May 2023 in which more than 220 people were killed and more than 50 thousand people were displaced. The situation has still not become normal there.

Manipur- Lok Sabha reverberated with slogans of Manipur

When the name of Inner Manipur Congress MP Angomcha Akoijam was called for taking oath in the Lok Sabha, the opposition MPs including Congress first thumped the table and raised slogans of Manipur-Manipur. Then they stood up at their place and showed the copy of the Constitution. When Angomcha moved towards the podium to take oath, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi sent him a copy of the Constitution. After which he took oath with the copy of the Constitution in his hand. After this, the name of Outer Manipur Congress MP Alfred Kanangam S Arthur was called. Then the opposition MPs raised slogans of Manipur-Manipur and greeted him by standing up. Rahul Gandhi also stood up and greeted him. After taking oath, Alfred said – Provide justice in Manipur, save the country

Ethnic violence has been going on for a year

There is a demand for a political solution to stop the ethnic violence that has been going on in Manipur for the past one year. People of the Kuki community are on the streets demanding a Union Territory with an assembly for the hill region. A few days ago, in a program, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat had also said that Manipur has been waiting for peace for a year. This has to be considered on priority. In the last session of the previous Lok Sabha too, the opposition had raised the issue of Manipur loudly and constantly cornered the government. This time too, the opposition is preparing to raise the issue of Manipur with full force.

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