Peace prayers for Manipur held in Delhi
Source: Hueiyen News Service

New Delhi, May 22 2010: Members of the All India Christian Council (AICC) organized a special prayer meeting 'Peace in Manipur' here on Saturday.

"You know, Manipur is burning, almost every day, for last so many years.

But this time, it's the worst.

People irrespective of hill people or valley people, everyone is suffering now," said Madhu Chandra, Regional Secretary, All India Christian Council (AICC) (North India).

Earlier this month, the Manipur Government had banned National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah to visit his ancestral village.

The prolonged blockade has led to severe shortages of commodities and crippled life in Manipur.

Chandra said that the people of Manipur were suffering without food and other essential commodities due to the economic blockade, which is on for over a month now.

"The suffering of the people is the highest in the history.

It is our concern, those who are living in Delhi.

That's why we came forward today.

We are not political thing, but we are religious people.

We want to respond in prayer," said Madhu Chandra.

Manipur is suffering due to a month-long economic blockade spearheaded by Naga groups in protest against the autonomous council elections in the hill districts in April.