Manipur Violence: Olympic champion Mirabai Chanu has appealed to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for restoration of peace and normalcy in the state.
Chanu is currently in America. She has released a video of 1 minute 10 seconds on social media. In this video Mirabai Chanu is saying to save the people of Manipur. Along with this, she has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to restore peace in Manipur. This video of Mirabai Chanu is going viral on every platform of social media.
Mirabai Chanu shared the video and said- The fight that has been going on in Manipur for the last three months has not stopped yet. Due to this fight, many players are not able to train. At the same time, students are facing problems in studies. Many people have lost their lives, many houses have been burnt. I have a home in Manipur but I am currently in the US where I am preparing for the upcoming World Championships and the Asian Games.
Meerabai Chanu is saying in this video that even though I am not in Manipur, I see and wonder when this fight will end. I appeal to the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to calm this fight as soon as possible and save the people of Manipur and restore peace in Manipur as before.
— Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) July 17, 2023
This video is being shared fiercely, people are also giving their opinion on this demand of Mirabai Chanu.
Clashes between Kuki and Meitei communities broke out on May 3 for the first time after a tribal solidarity march was organized in the hill districts to protest against the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.
The Meitei community constitute about 53 per cent of Manipur’s population and mostly live in the Imphal Valley. The tribal Nagas and Kukis constitute 40 per cent of the population and reside in the hill districts. Around 10,000 Army and Assam Rifles personnel have been deployed to restore peace in the state.
But despite lakhs of efforts, no improvement is being seen, due to which the common people are facing a lot of problems. So far more than 140 people have lost their lives in this violence and more than 3000 people have been injured. The Modi government at the Center and the Biren government in the state have so far failed completely on this issue.