Manipur: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk Urged to Investigate the Root Cause of Ethnic Clash

Manipur Violence: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk in a statement on Manipur ethnic clash, urged authorities to investigate the root cause of ethnic clash.
Manipur: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk Urged to Investigate the Root Cause of Ethnic Clash

IMPHAL: Volker Turk, the UN's commissioner for human rights, released a statement honouring the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN campaign "Human Rights 75" while violent ethnic clashes in Manipur started earlier this month and are still being reported.

On the other hand, authorities in Manipur are urged by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to look into the causes of ethnic violence. Volker Türk, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, stated during a press conference at the UN in Geneva on Wednesday that "we see the consequences when different groups incite and stoke hatred and division between communities" in a number of circumstances.

Volker further added, “The recent violence in Manipur, Northeast India, revealed the underlying tensions between different ethnic and indigenous groups. I urge the authorities to respond to the situation quickly, including by investigating and addressing root causes of the violence in line with their international human rights obligations."

Moreover this case is being underwent which is being that can be managed which after a bref period of time a fresh violence was reported and arosn came to the force after curfew was imposed at night.

Furthermore, the murder of George Floyd, violations of LGBTQ rights, racial abuse suffered by Real Madrid football player Vincius Jnior in Spain, sentences against human rights defenders in China, and Taliban misogyny in Afghanistan were also mentioned by Turk.

On the other hand, The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights was established 30 years ago at the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, which is being commemorated by the UN.

After a brief period of tranquil, on May 22 reports of further acts of violence and arson emerged from Imphal; as a result, army and paramilitary personnel allegedly rushed to the state, necessitating the reinstatement of the curfew. After the most recent flare-up, the curfew, which had previously been lifted until 4 PM, was reinstated starting at 1 PM.

On May 25, the first significant public action by the central government since ethnic clashes broke out three weeks ago, killing 74 people and uprooting another 30,000, came from Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday. He called for peace in the violently torn Manipur and announced that he will travel there next week to hold talks with all stakeholders.

Also Watch

Top Headlines

No stories found.
Sentinel Assam