Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Protestors demand Biren to step down as Manipur CM


A sit-in-protest was held at Motbung Model village in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district Thursday to demand that N Biren Singh must be made to resign as chief minister of Manipur.
The protest was held as part of an ongoing series of protests in Kangpokpi district, initiated by the recently formed Committee on Tribal Unity (COTU), Sadar Hills. At Thursday’s protest, the participants demanded that the Centre immediately remove N Biren Singh as chief minister.
The committee is demanding the Centre’s intervention to address the problems of the Kukis with a solution based on the political dialogue between the United People’s Front (UPF) and Kuki National Organization (KNO) groups currently under Suspension of Operation (SoO) and the state and central governments.
Speaking at the rally, COTU secretary L Singsit said that the wide-scale communal violence that erupted under the leadership of chief minister Biren Singh was not only unfortunate but also an “unpardonable crime.”
COTU spokesperson K Sitlhou urged the Centre to intervene and see what was really going on in the state of Manipur. He further urged the Central government to initiate peace only after providing a solution to the problems of the Kukis.


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