Moreh longs for peace
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, March 26: On behalf of the public of Moreh the Hill Tribal Council, Meitei Council Moreh, Tamil Sangam and Meitei-Muslim Council Moreh have fervently appealed to all armed groups active in the border town to shun violence and facilitate restoration of normalcy once familiar with the State's most vital trade zone.

In a joint statement issued by presidents of the four bodies today, the UG groups have been reminded of the principle upon which the revolutionary movement was based.

Reminding that protection of the citizens should be on top of the agenda of all forms of movement revolutionary movement, the Council leaders expressed strong resentment that presence of UG activists and their activities in and around Moreh town has only created tension and fear psychosis to the general public.

With particular reference of uncertainty prevailing in the sub-division at the current juncture due to strong rumour that a certain UG group has galvanised its resources to strike at any moment, the bodies cautioned that the people of Moreh would be more than happy to live in a peaceful and secured atmosphere instead of groping in fear of the lurking danger.

The Moreh of the yore wherein cordiality amongst people of various community had been the symbol of the town with all the characteristics of a cosmopolitan hub, the bodies representing the people urged all the UG groups to ensure that their activities do not keep the denizens in a bondage-like situation.

"Today we have various revolutionary groups whose objective in theory is to liberate us but in practice we are being kept under siege," the statement added.