Imphal, Jan 3:
The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has submitted a complaint on affidavit to the Commission of Inquiry (Manipur Violence 2023) in New Delhi. The complaint was filed by Hareshwar Goshwami, Vice President of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee, and Ningombam Bupenda Meitei, a High Court advocate and AICC Member. They submitted the complaint at the Commission’s office, located at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Heritage Building, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi.
Goshwami, speaking to the media in New Delhi, stated that he submitted the complaint under the guidance of Manipur PCC President K. Meghachandra, as the party takes the matter very seriously. Advocate N. Bupenda Meitei expressed hope that justice would be served to Manipur and its people.
Yesterday, members of the Meitei community in Serou and Sugnu, Sugnu Assembly Constituency, submitted their complaints on affidavit to the Commission of Inquiry (Manipur Violence 2023) at the office in Imphal. Khoirom Muhindro Singh submitted the affidavit on behalf of the affected Meitei people of Serou, while Moirangthem Sarat and Moirangthem Premjit Singh submitted on behalf of the affected Meitei people of Sugnu. The affidavits were submitted in the presence of other affected Meitei people from Serou and Sugnu. Manipur High Court advocate Ningombam Bupenda Meitei and his legal team have been engaged by the affected Meitei population for this matter.
The affected Meitei individuals expressed their concerns for the protection of their lives and properties. They also mentioned that the local MLA of Sugnu Assembly Constituency, K. Ranjit Singh, helped maintain peace for almost 24 days in Sugnu Assembly Constituency after the formation of a Peace Committee. However, on May 28, 2023, attacks on the Meitei population and their homes and properties began in Serou and Sugnu at 2:30 AM, and the attacks have continued since then.