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29th Death Anniversary of former Minister Moirangthem Ibotombi observed

Central and State governments silence as mute spectators to the ongoing violence is unfortunate – Ex-CM Okram Ibobi

by Rinku Khumukcham
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29th Death Anniversary of former Minister Moirangthem Ibotombi observed

It is very unfortunate that the India and State government has been remaining as a mute spectator instead of finding ways for peace, said former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi at the 29th Death Anniversary of former Minister Moirangthem Ibotombi (Heirok Ibotombi), organised by Moirangthem Ibotombi Memorial Charitable Trust at Wangjing Kodompokpi Sports Complex.
The program which was organised under the theme “Live and Let Live”, Okram Ibobi further said, “Burning of houses and violence continues unabated, and it is an act of a coward to kill someone in cold blood which is already in captivity and condemn such act to the highest term.”
Ibobi further said, the people living in the relief camps want to return back to their original homes but are staying at the relief camp as they are left with no other choice. It has been more than 7 months since the people who have been displaced since violence erupted on May 3 have been staying in the Relief camps. To burn down houses, attack and kill the common people using bombs and guns is the act of uncivilized people. People want peace and violence cannot bring a solution to any problem.
Ibobi further appealed to the State and Central government to stop the violence at the earliest and rehabilitate the Internally Displaced People to their original homes as soon as possible.
As a part of the program, floral tributes and respect were paid to the photos of the Bravehearts of the land and those who have lost their lives as a result of the violence that started on May 3.
Around 3000 people, comprising two members from each family living in 30 different relief camps of Thoubal and Kakching district who have been displaced by the present violence, were provided assistance under the Moirangthem Ibotombi Memorial Internally Displaced Persons Relief Fund. Members of the Moirangthem Ibotombi Memorial Charitable Trust organised a Blood Donation camp, which was participated by around 50 people.
As a part of the program, former Minister Moirangthem Okendro, President of Moirangthem Ibotombi Memorial Charitable Trust said that late Moirangthem Ibotombi was also assassinated in an unfortunate incident 29 years back, and due to this, people have been raising their voices for peace in Manipur. Let us raise our voices together for peace in the state and to abandon violence. The State government should take notice of the difficulties and problems faced by the people and work for a peaceful Manipur.”
Okendro further said, “The pension which was distributed by Moirangthem Ibotombi Memorial Charitable Trust to around 3000 people, has been donated by the pensioners and was able to provide assistance to the Relief Camps in Thoubal and Kakching districts. Also, during the Covid pandemic, the trust assisted by opening a Land Bank, to cancer patients and to the students who have been selected for Medical courses.

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