JFP urges for solution
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, January 24 2017:
The Joint Forum for Peace (JFP) has urged the Central Government to bring a solution to the protracted issue of economic blockade in consultation with the State Government.
Speaking to media persons at the Lamphelpat office of UCM today, JFP convenor Elangbam Johnson said that a team of JFP went to Delhi on January 17 and met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on January 19 .
The 17-member delegation included representatives of Kuki Inpi, AMUCO, UCM, CCSK, Kabui Mothers Association, ATSUM etc.
The delegation apprised the Union Home Minister that economic blockades were a regular affair in Manipur and some organisations were hijacking the fundamental rights of the 27/28 lakh people of Manipur regularly.
They also pointed out that economic blockades remained a recurring issue in Manipur because both the Central Government and the State Government were not tackling the issue with the degree of seriousness it demanded, Johnson conveyed.
The issue cannot be resolved because the Central Government and the State Government have been playing political blame games.
It is the common desire of the people of Manipur for the Central Government to intervene immediately and bring a solution for the State Government is apparently not in a position to bring a solution to the issue at hand.
The Union Home Minister was also apprised that there is an apprehension of violent conflicts if the economic blockade continues.
Even as Rajnath Singh assured that all possible assistance would be provided, the delegation made it clear that it would amount inviting a public uproar if the Central Government does not take up some concrete steps in consultation with the State Government, Johnson conveyed.