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Candle Light Vigil at DU over lynching of youth in Manipur

15th September 2018, New Delhi

Candle Light Vigil at DU over lynching of youth in Manipur
Candle Light Vigil at DU over lynching of youth in Manipur



NEFIS ORGANIZES CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL AT DU OVER THE LYNCHING OF YOUTH IN MANIPUR, COMMUNAL CLASHES IN ASSAM!
APPEALS FOR PEACE AND HARMONY AMONG DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES IN ASSAM!
INDIVIDUALS FROM DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES OF NORTH-EAST PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAMME!


North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) today organized a candle light vigil at North Campus, Delhi University against the communal incidents which recently occurred in Assam and Manipur.

Individuals from different communities of North-East along with those from the other parts of the country also participated in the programme. A minute’s silence was also observed for the deceased. It should be noted that recently communal clashes occurred in Tinsukia district of Assam over a facebook post, subsequent to which provocative rumors were circulated on Social Media and deliberate attempts were made by some vested interests to destroy social fabric of the region, and which have resulted in communal clashes.

Candle Light Vigil at DU over lynching of youth in Manipur
Candle Light Vigil at DU over lynching of youth in Manipur



In Thoubal district of Manipur too, a youth from minority Muslim community was killed by a mob over suspicion of vehicle theft. It is clear from such incidents that conscious efforts are on to sow hatred among different communities in the North-East in order to reap rich political dividends.

It should be known that the since the BJP Government has come to power at the centre and in various states in the North-East attempts have been made to communalize the atmosphere of region. Such communal atmosphere has been created in order to conceal the underdevelopment of the region, which fuels hatred towards other communities and results in brutal confrontations such as the present incidents. Such incidents also occur due to the poor functioning of the police system as well as fallout of the absence of pro-people policies in the region.

Candle Light Vigil at DU over lynching of youth in Manipur
Candle Light Vigil at DU over lynching of youth in Manipur



NEFIS appeals to all communities of Assam to maintain solidarity in the present situation of communal rift and harmoniously reconcile their differences through dialogue. NEFIS also appeals to different community organizations to undertake confidence building measures aimed at building communal harmony among different communities.

NEFIS also demands that an act aimed at the protection of minorities should be enacted to protect the people from minority communities. It also demands that the government should clamp down on rumor mongering and seriously deal with vested interests wishing to destroy social fabric of the region.

Candle Light Vigil at DU over lynching of youth in Manipur
Candle Light Vigil at DU over lynching of youth in Manipur



Chinglen Khumukcham,
Member,
Convening Committee,
North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS)


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