Guwahati: The continuous violence that is going on in Manipur for the last 45 days is extremely worrisome. The violence and uncertainty that started in the Satte after the protest rally organized in Churachandpur on 3 May 2023 at the time of Lai Haraoba festival is to be condemned,” said Dattatreya Hosabale, Sarkaryavah of Rashtreeya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
In a media statement issued on Sunday, the RSS Sarkaryavah added, “It is very unfortunate that the spate of unrest and violence that erupted afterwards among those who have been living a peaceful life with mutual harmony and co-operation for centuries has not yet stopped.” He stated that the RSS stands with the displaced persons and other victims of the Manipur crisis numbering more than 50,000 during this period of terrible grief.
“RSS is of the considered opinion that there is no place for violence and hatred in a democratic setup, and also believes that the solution of any problem is possible only through mutual dialogue and expression of brotherhood in a peaceful atmosphere,” said Hosabale, adding that his oranisation appeals everyone to overcome the deficit of trust among each other which is the cause of the present crisis.
“It requires comprehensive efforts from both communities. It can be resolved by addressing the sense of insecurity and helplessness among the Meiteis and genuine concerns of the Kuki community simultaneously,” observed Hosabale.
The Sangh appeals to the government including local administration, police, military and the central agencies to take every possible step to immediately stop this painful violence, ensure the seamless supply of relief materials among the displaced along with necessary actions to maintain peace and harmony.
It also appeals to the entire civil society, political groups of Manipur and common people to take every possible initiative to put an end to the present chaotic and violent situation and ensure safety of human life and permanent peace in Manipur.