Delhi: North East Organizations March for Communal Harmony in Manipur

December 21, 2016

*JOINT PRESS RELEASE*

Date: 20.12.2016

*NEFIS, MSAD, DAMMS AND UNIKAS JOINTLY HOLD CANDLE LIGHT MARCH AT DU FOR
PEACE AND HARMONY AMONG DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES IN MANIPUR!*

Today, activists from NEFIS, MSAD, DAMMS and UNIKAS held a Candle Light
March at Arts Faculty, North Campus, Delhi University for peace and harmony
in Manipur amid the present situation of communal rift among different
communities. The organizations appealed to different communities to
harmoniously reconcile their differences through dialogue.

The organizations are of the belief that there should be a mechanism of
dialogue and consultations between different communities. The move to
create new districts should have been taken with the consent of all
communities and the state should have consulted different groups before
deciding on the issue. The gathering condemned the role of Manipur
Government for creating such a situation where different communities found
themselves at loggerheads with each other.

Addressing the gathering the speakers emphasized the following points:

1.    The economic blockade and counter-blockade must be lifted to ease the
hardship borne by the poor and labouring masses of all communities.



2.    All the arrested leaders of different communities should be
unconditionally released to facilitate dialogue and consultation among
communities.



3.    The democratic rights of any individual or community to protest
against the present decision of Manipur Government should be upheld.



4.    Any incidence of violence against common people that might have
occurred in the present situation of economic blockade and counter-blockade
in Manipur is condemnable.



5.    The Government should take immediate measures to facilitate dialogue
to overcome trust-deficit between different communities.



*Released by: Delhi Association of Manipur Muslim Students (DAMMS), Manipur
Students’ Association, Delhi (MSAD). North-East Forum for International
Solidarity (NEFIS), United Kakching Association of Students (UNIKAS).*



For Details, Contact: Chinglen Khumukcham, 7838983871.