Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, January 19 2017:
A one day Peace Convention to bring peaceful coexistence among Nungei Pangals and Nungei Meitei was held today at Iram Siphai Mamang Leikai under the aegis of Khwai Nungseng Sinthalup and Joint Action Committee for Protection of Nungei Meitei.
RK Manisang (finance secy, UCM), Leishemba Lamaba (IPR secy, UCM), Shanti (SALAI Nupi Lamjing Apunba Lup gen secy), AK Memcha (president, Kangleipak Women Welfare Association), NK Puthiba (president, Apokpa Marup), Ibethoi (advisor, Sanulal) and other eminent personalities attended the peace convention which saw the participation of various civil society organisations although Meitei Pangals were absent.
Speaking at the convention, RK Manisang said that the peace convention was organised in order to bring a peaceful solution to the prevailing tense situation at Nungei area.
It is really unfortunate that none of the Meitei Pangals came has come to participate in the convention, he said adding that both the Meitei and Meitei Pangal should try to find out the culprits and give them befitting punishments.
He stressed the importance of dialogue in order to deal with the prevailing issue once and for all.
"Otherwise", he said, "It will crop up again in the future and it might jeopardise communal harmony" .
Manisang also urged the State Government to bring a swift solution to the problem adding that the situation might spiral out of control if the Government keeps mum. It was resolved that the people staying at the relief camp would return to their respective homes and resume normal lives.