The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO), an apex body of eight students’ associations of seven northeastern states, on Sunday announced to stage demonstration in all the respective states capital of the North East on November 9 to express their strong resentment against the failure of the Central government to resolve the six months long ongoing violence in Manipur.
In a statement, NESO chairman Samuel Jyrwa accused the central government of turning a blind eye to the prevailing situation in Manipur. “… almost six months have passed but the situation has not returned to any semblance of normalcy and this can be attributed to the abject failure on the part of the central government to address the situation in an efficient manner thus putting the lives and property of the people at stake especially the career of the student’s community,” Jyrwa said.
He said the protest is called to express strong resentment against the failure of the central government to resolve the six months long ongoing violence in Manipur and demand that the government should not continue to turn a blind eye but to find out ways and means how to resolve the issue at the earliest taking into consideration the views and opinions of the concerned stakeholders on board.
Over 175 people have been killed, more than 1,100 injured, and nearly 55,000 people rendered homeless since ethnic violence between Meitei and Kuki broke out in Manipur on May 3. 96 bodies are lying unclaimed in morgues, police said.