Moreh mission team back with positive note
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, June 14: While maintaining that the underground outfits are responsible for the recent spate of violent incidents at Moreh and there is no animosity or misunderstanding among the people of the border town, various social organisations, cutting across communal line, have fervently appealed in unison to the State Government to ensure such violent incidents do not recur in future.

With curfew being relaxed people come out ot buy their daily needs at Moreh, ironically called the centre of international trade

Addressing a joint press conference at the residence of former MP Holkhomang Haokip at Haokip Veng here this afternoon, representatives of 16 different social organisations claimed that they have made every possible efforts for restoration of peace and communal harmony among the people of Moreh who were apprehensive of outbreak of communal clashes in the wake of the recent killing of 11 innocent lives there.

Advisor of Kuki Chiefs' Association T Chungsei Haokip said the representatives of 16 different social organisations joined hands in defusing the heightened tension at Moreh to avoid any communal flare up as a result of communication gap among the people living in different parts of Manipur.

The recent crisis at Moreh was not due to any misunderstanding or animosity among the people.

But the UGs are responsible for it, he maintained.

Informing that a joint team of the representatives of 16 different organisations had gone to Moreh to monitor the situation and interact with the people there, Chungsei said there is no more tension among the people there and normalcy returns after the representatives facilitated communication among the Moreh towners.

AMUCO secretary organisation Deban explained that the mission of the 16 social organisations is not just to restore peace at Moreh but to strengthen the bond of unity and fraternity among the people of all the communities living in Manipur.

The representatives who had gone from here held a series of meeting along with the representatives of Moreh-based organisations like Meitei Council, Moreh; Hill Tribal Council (HTC), and other civil organisations of Moreh and its surrounding areas.

After several rounds of meetings, it was unanimously resolved to appeal to all concerned to ensure such unfortunate incidents do not recur in the future apart from expressing sorrow over the loss of 11 innocent lives, Deban informed.

After these meetings, the representatives went to meet the people who have fled from their homes following the violent incidents.

The 16 social organisations are Kuki Students' Organisations (GHQs), AMUCO, UPF, Kuki Chiefs' Association, (Chandel), Chanura Lamchinglel Kangleipak, TIPS, AMESCO, NIPCO, AMSU, Human Eights Alert, MAFYF, MAPI Council, HERICOUN, Kangleipak Students' Association (KSA), UCM and IPSA.