Senior Opposition leaders Wednesday met President Droupadi Murmu and sought her intervention to re-establish peace and harmony in Manipur and determine accountability for the devastation. They argued that the situation in the state has reached a critical point in the last few weeks, witnessing a complete breakdown of law and order.
In a memorandum to the President, the Opposition alliance INDIA urged her to “press upon the Prime Minister to urgently address the Parliament on the prevailing situation in Manipur followed by a detailed and comprehensive discussion on the matter”. They said an extraordinary situation is confronting Manipur. “The shocking viral video that surfaced online has left the nation in shell shock, and it is evident that the state administration and police have failed to address the matter promptly. The delayed response of over two months to take cognisance and apprehend the accused has compounded the severity of the issue. Subsequently, it has come to light that the said incident is only one of the several cases of atrocities against women,” they said.
The Opposition said a delegation of MPs, which visited Manipur over the weekend, saw “the extreme devastation and hardships faced by the people, including women and children, and apprised the country of the grim and concerning situation in the state.”
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