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CSOs take first step towards unification
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, September 07 2023: Heeding the popular demand of the people amid the present conflict between the Meiteis and the Kukis, civil society organisations including Thawai Meerel, COCOMI, FOCS and several others have resolved to "unite" under one roof.

The resolution to "unite all CSOs" was taken during a meeting convened by Thawai Meerel Women Wing at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound today.

The civil society organisations also took a decision to endorse the 48-hour public curfew called by Thoubal and Kakching District Apunba Lup (TAKDAL) from September 8 .



CSOs take first step towards unification
CSOs take first step towards unification


Members and representatives of Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI), Federa- tion of Civil Society Organisations (FOCS), Coordi- nating Committee of 30 Assembly Constituencies and many community leaders attended the meeting.

The meeting, held with the main objective to unite all CSOs, took a total of five resolutions.

The CSOs present resolved to "unite as one" and decided to convene another meeting on September 8 by inviting all CSOs to take further decisions.

The members of the CSOs present in the meeting appealed to leaders of all CSOs who couldn't come to the meeting today to participate in the next meeting on September 8 .

Thawai Meerel Women Wing too decided to end its fast unto death stir, and the meeting unanimously decided to endorse the 48-hour public curfew called by TAKDAL from September 8 .

Notably, several civil society organisations including Meira Paibis and Thawai Meerel Women Wing have been urging all civil society organisations to unite under a single roof and lead the people.

Urging the CSOs to unite and the State Government to convene a proper Assembly session, members of Thawai Meerel Women Wing had staged a relay hunger strike, and they had intensified their agitation by launching a fast unto death stir on August 30 .


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