Shillong: The North East Student’s Organisation (NESO), an apex body of eight students’ associations of seven northeastern states, have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged his ‘positive intervention’ for restoration of peace and normalcy in strife-torn Manipur.
“The present conflict in Manipur has already cost hundreds of lives while irreparable damages have also been caused upon the age old ties and relationships among multiple communities beyond borders and state boundaries and the people are pained that as a guardian of the country you have remained silent on this very sensitive and unfortunate event,” NESO Chairman Samuel Jyrwa and Secretary General Mutsikhoyo Yhobu noted.
In a memorandum to the Prime Minister, NESO also expressed pained to witness the prevailing situation unfold in Manipur which has collapsed into a state of total anarchy as violence and arson continues to engulf most part of the state for over the last three months.
“NESO has on multiple occasions voiced grave concern over the deteriorating situation and the gross human rights violations which are being perpetrated in the absence of ‘rule of law’ ever since violence erupted in the state in the first place,” the memorandum read.
“Despite the presence of over 40,000 central forces currently stationed in Manipur in a concerted effort with the state police, wherein the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, has also intervened, the situation is still volatile and normalcy is yet to return in Manipur,” NESO informed the Prime Minister.
Appealing for immediate cessation of all forms of violence, arson and disharmony in Manipur, NESO urged the Prime Minister to find out ways and means to help and ameliorate the students community who are worst affected by this terrifying event so that it will not have any adverse impact on their career.
“We appeal that your positive intervention will aid in bridging the gap between the conflicting communities and compensate for the damage inflicted upon the age-old ties and covenants in order to bring about a life of dignity for all people,” NESO urged.