Day-long public convention held in Manipur’s Thoubal district on Thursday resolved to launch a series of agitations while denouncing failure of the Central and state government to take up a concrete step to end the ongoing unrest in Manipur.
The public convention held at a public ground at Sapam of Thoubal district was hosted by “Thoubal and Kakching District Apunba Lup (TAKDAL)”.
The convention resolved to impose a two-day statewide “public curfew” commencing Friday and announced launch of non-cooperation movement against the Central and state government from September 10, 2023.
Several social activists and leaders of various civil society organisations, who attended the convention, alleged lack of sincerity on the part of both the Centre and the state government.
Speakers at the convention alleged that the state government failed to chalk out a strategy to end the crisis as it could not hold a responsive session of the state assembly to end the crisis. The people’s convention further resolved that the Central and state governments must take immediate action to end the ongoing conflict while taking up steps to bring back people displaced by the conflict to their homes. If necessary, adequate security arrangements should be made, it added.
The convention also resolved to press the government to intensify its drive to root out poppy cultivation, push back illegal immigrants and protect the reserved and protected forests.