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Zomi body demands President’s rule in Manipur

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, July 26:

The Zomi Council Steering Committee (ZCSC) has demanded the imposition of President’s Rule in the state. The Zomi-Kuki organisation also sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s intervention for a permanent solution to the ongoing ethnic strife.
In a letter to the prime minister, the ZCSC also asked for an NIA probe into the root causes of the “state-sponsored” attacks on the tribals of the northeastern state and re-introduction of provisions of the AFSPA in all valley districts so that the Army can take over full control of the law and order.
“Your (the PM’s) immediate intervention is indispensable to restore peace and normalcy in this sensitive and strategic eastern corner of the country,” the organisation said in the letter seeking several measures to address the situation.
The Constitutional failure and collapse of law and order in the state warrant invoking Article 356 (President’s Rule) immediately, the letter added.
Claiming that more than 5000 sophisticated arms and lakhs of ammunition were looted from state armouries across the state, the ZCSC said, “Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act may be re-introduced in all the valley districts so that the Army can take full control of the law and order situation.”
The Committee also alleged that systematic injustice, institutional neglect, and discrimination of the Kuki-Zomi tribals have been continuing for many decades.
“The viral video clip which awakened the conscience of the entire world is just the tip of the iceberg in the current conflict of Manipur,” the letter read.
It was referring to a video in which two women were shown stripped and paraded by a group of men. The video shot on May 4 surfaced on July 19.

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