Imphal, July 12:
Ethnic Community Development Organization (ECDO) – a Sylhet-based organisation, has submitted memorandums to the Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Bangladesh, and to the Chief Ministers of Assam, Mizoram, and Nagaland calling for cooperation in resolving the ongoing violence in Manipur in India. ECDO becomes United Nations (UN) special ECOSOC status since 2016. ECDO is also affiliated with different national and international organizations like; World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Shusashoner Jonno Nagorik (Sluilon), Bangladesh Environmental Lawyer Association (BELA) etc.
ECDO in its submission expressed serious concern to the recent bloody conflict between the Kuki and Meitei communities in Manipur state of India since May 3.
“As an organization working for the different indigenous communities of Bangladesh, we are very saddened with this violence. We can understand the origin of this anger from a long accumulated lack of achievement or deprivation. Because, we aware about the history of sufferings of indigenous peoples all over the world”, the memorandum stated.
It stated that hundreds of houses burns, thousands of people become displaced and homeless, near about two hundred peoples have died from the both communities within the period of this violence. Moreover, thousands of women, children and aged citizens of the state are currently staying in inhumane situations in the various camps, which is very sad.
“We never expect this scenario in a large democratic country like India”, memorandums submitted to the Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka and the three Chief Ministers of Assam, Nagaland and Mizoram mentioned.
The memorandum urged them to heal the wound at the earliest as it will make democracy meaningless.