Naga women's delegation meets Jitendra Singh
New Delhi [India], Jan. 19 (ANI): A delegation of Naga women, hailing from Manipur and representing the organization "Women for Just-Peace", met Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday and appealed for peace in the region.
In a memorandum submitted to the Minister, the delegation noted that following the announcement by the Government of Manipur on December 8 last year to create seven new districts, there has been constant unrest and blockade resulting in considerable hardship to common people.
The delegation said the Naga Community and its women-folk seek a solution to end this impasse which is adversely affecting peace and communal harmony in the state.
The memorandum observed that irrespective of the respective positions taken by the Government of Manipur or the United Naga Council (UNC), the immense difficulties and hardships faced by the ordinary citizens and those travelling to the state must come to an end as soon as possible.
They expressed concern that the atmosphere of violence and agitation currently gripping Manipur is an outcome of confrontation between different groups which needs to be resolved for restoration of peace.
In another memorandum, the delegation expressed the confidence that it is only Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose leadership can ensure an atmosphere of peace, honour and respect for the people of Manipur. It also said that the "Women for Just-Peace" looks forward to march along with India towards peaceful coexistence, progress and development.
Singh held a detailed interaction with the members of delegation and conveyed to them the government's keenness for restoration of peace and prosperity in Manipur.
The delegation included Linda Newmai, Dr Gina Sangkham, Dr Achan Mungleng, T. Ningreichon, L. M. Tabitha, Thingreiphi and Wang Hring. (ANI)