Amit Shah holds all-party meet over Manipur violence

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday chaired an all-party meeting in New Delhi to discuss the prevailing situation in Manipur.

Leaders of various political parties, including BJP, Congress, Trinamul Congress and the Left, attended the meeting.

BJP President J P Nadda, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma, TMC leader Derek O’Brien, Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi, RJD leader Manoj Kumar Jha and CPI(M) MP John Brittas among others are present in the meeting.

As per reports nearly 120 people lost their lives and over 3,000 have been injured ever since the ethnic violence broke out in the state on May 3.

Violent clashes broke out in Manipur after a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised in the hill districts on May 3 to protest against the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.

The North Eastern State is witnessing sporadic violent incidents for over one and a half months.

Last Month Amit Shah visited Manipur and met cross sections of people to bring back peace in the State.

During his stay in Manipur, the Home Minister had said, any kind of violation of the Agreement of Suspension of Operation would be strictly dealt with and treated as a breach of the Agreement.

He also urged those who are in possession of weapons to surrender them to the police.

Meanwhile, Congress and other opposition parties have criticized the government for being unable to maintain peace and law and order in Manipur.

Earlier this week, Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had also said that the ongoing violence in Manipur had left a “deep wound” on the conscience of the nation.

In a video message released on the official Twitter handle of the Congress, the party’s former president said.

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