New Delhi, 16 June (MTNews): In a pressing appeal, Derek O’Brien, Member of Parliament and Rajya Sabha Leader of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) Party, has called for an urgent meeting of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs to assess the escalating violence in Manipur and extend support to those affected by it.


Highlighting the gravity of the situation, O’Brien expressed concern over the prevailing situation of violence and stressed the need for immediate action. “Multiple ground reports from church authorities indicate that multiple churches have also been vandalized. This is an unprecedented situation,” he said.


“Prices of essential commodities have shot up and there are long queues in front of ATMs. The recent incidents of violence in Manipur have raised concerns about the safety and well- being of the people residing in the region,” he added.


Stating that the recent incidents of violence have raised alarming questions about the “safety and well-being” of the people in the region, he said, the reports of casualties and thousands displaced, the issuance of shoot-at-sight orders has only intensified the “atmosphere of fear.” O’Brien emphasized the imperative to understand the ground reality and assess the extent of the violence. To achieve this, he proposed the convening of a standing committee meeting that would provide “firsthand insights into the situation.”


Urging immediate action, O’Brien called upon the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs to summon a meeting without delay and expressed hope that they can restore “normalcy” in the state.


Deeply disturbed, says CM Rio on Manipur violence

Meanwhile, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said he was ‘deeply disturbed’ by the unabated violence in Manipur on Friday, 16 June.

Taking to Twitter, CM Rio tweeted, “I am deeply disturbed by the unabated incidents of violence in Manipur. The loss of lives, property, and destruction of religious places must end,” he said and appealed to the brothers and sisters of Manipur state to “come together for peace”.

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