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Meitei Pangal appeals to restore peace, urges for a separate relief camp

by Guru Aribam Naocha
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Imphal, Aug 8:

Locals of Kwakta Ward no. 8 has appealed to both, Meitei and Kuki communities to stop fighting and pleaded with the government to open a relief camp for the conflict-affected Meitei Pangal community as soon as possible.
At a press meet held at the residence of Kwakta Ward No. 8 Councillor Chesam Md. Abdul Karim alias Abo, Abdul Karim, and locals of Kwakta Ward no. 8 expressed the above statement.
On behalf of the people Chesam Md. Abdul Karim expressed that Kwakta Ward No. 8 and the surrounding area is inhabited by Meitei, Meitei Pangal, and Kuki community, unfortunately on 5th August three Meiteis were brutally murdered by Kuki militants and the people of Kwakta strongly condemn the horrendous crime. Following that incident, firing is being exchanged between security forces and suspected Kuki militants including heavy bombardment.
Bombardment in the area caused the destruction of several properties of about 70-80 houses west of Kutub Wali Masjid. More than 1000 persons of the said houses are terrified and run for safety, they need immediate shelter for the time being, and also around 15 Meitei Pangal were injured by bullets and bombs in the ongoing crisis he continued. He appealed to both sides to hold dialogue for peace and also drew concerned authority attention to open a Relief Camp for affected Meitei Pangal.

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