Imphal, Aug 9:
A day before the Prime Minister of India gives his statement at Parliament in connection with the Manipur violence in response to the no-confidence motion by the opposition parties, the members of the Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF) today meet the Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his New Delhi office.
ITLF spokesperson Ginza Vualzong, Secretary Muan Tombing were among those who met the Union Home Minister.
Speaking to media, ITLF spokesperson Ginza Vualzong said that the main agenda of the talk was the burial of the tribal people killed in the ethnic clash.
As reported in some of the media the ITLF asserted that since the proposed area of burial of the people killed in the clash falls in the conflict site, the Home Minister urged the ITLF to look for an alternative site.
“We told Amit Shah that we will get back to the people of our community with regards to the alternative land for burial and come up with the decision,” a media report quoted Ginza Vualzong.
The ITLF leaders reached Delhi via Aizawl, the capital of neighbouring Mizoram.
Amit Shah had earlier extended an invitation to the ITLF for a meeting with him in the national capital to discuss the situation in Manipur.
With regard to the political demand, Amit Shah urged the tribal body to maintain peace and abstain from violence before finding a political solution to the ‘separate administration’ demand.
On the other hand, in order to control the ongoing violence, the Union Minister has asserted to increase the security in the buffer zone so that both sides remain at peace.
Speaking on the future of the students in the ongoing situation, the Home Minister assured to provide aid to transfer of students to University and other colleges so that they could be absorbed in educational establishments of other states.
The ITLF leader also claimed that the Home Minister also agreed to provide helicopter services from Churachandpur to Aizwal and to any other hill districts.
ITLF spokesperson Ginza Vualzong also stated that the Centre is in the process of identifying the dead bodies in Imphal so that they should be bought back home.
“They are just left with identifying nine dead bodies and are in the process of bringing them back to their respective home districts,” he added.