Christian body urges PM intervention in state situation
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network

Imphal, May 15 2010: All Manipur Christian Organisation (AMCO), a conglomerate body of various Christian denominations in the state today sought Prime Minister's intervention into the problems and hardships faced by the people presently and to get immediate remedy on the current situation of the state.

AMCO in a memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister, stated that it has been working for the cause of peace and harmony in Manipur.

It propagated that it never looked at the citizens of the state on communal lines.

Elucidating the problem and hardships faced by the people, the Christian body said that the prolonging blockade imposed by All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (ANSAM) along the two national highways leading to Manipur, has made the people suffered in terms of scarcity of fuels and other essential commodities in the state.

It contended that the blockade was imposed following the announcement of Autonomous District Council (ADC) elections in the hill areas of the state which is 'against the wish of a large section of the hill settlers of Manipur'.

The situation has also aggravated with the resignation of seven Naga MLAs of the state in the 'already tense situation', said the AMCO.

"The sudden severing of civil life had driven this land-locked state of Manipur into a confusing and secluded situation of uncertainty", it asserted.

It then urged the Prime Minister of India to sort out the blockade impasse by bringing a solution which will be 'acceptable to all concerned by inviting the aggrieved parties to a negotiating table, putting an end on the harrowing sorrow caused due to the ongoing blockade and counter-blockade, so that the beleaguered state's peace-loving citizens may be saved from the ordeal' .