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FOCS plans public convention on Manipur crisis
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, July 16 2023: Expressing concern over absence of common leadership in steering the current crisis the state is facing and in view of the potential to mislead the common objective of the movement , Federation of Civil Society Organisation (FOCS) would be holding a public convention this month' .

Informing this to media persons during a press conference held at its Wangkhei office, on Sunday, FOCS president Th Manihar said that different clubs and organisations and conglomerates of some clubs are taking decision based on their understandings.

So far, the movement seems to lack a common steering committee thereby posing serious challenge in keeping the movement on the right track.

As unwanted incidents by some individuals or bodies could derail the movement the issue merits formation of a steering committee to spearhead the movement through a common agenda, he said.

While noting that different Meira Paibi organisations and local clubs are also advocating for a steering committee, he called upon the stakeholders concerned to attend the proposed public convention.

Manihar then appealed to the people of the state to refrain from unwarranted blockade of roads, checking of vehicles and any mob action as such activities could have serious repercussion.

He also appealed all to protect women and children of any community in the fight for upholding the territorial integrity of Manipur.


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