Manipur Violence: Amit Shah Interacts With Protesting Tribal People In New Delhi
The Manipur tribal protesters marched to Amit Shah's house and held a demonstration in front of his apartment.
NEW DELHI: On Wednesday, June 7, protesters from Manipur's indigenous tribes met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi,.
The union home minister apparently received a three-point manifesto of demands from the demonstrators.
Early on Wednesday morning, protesters made their way to the union home minister's quarters and asked to speak with him.
After that, security was increased in front of the house of the home minister.
Later, Amit Shah, the union minister of home, met with a few tribal protestors' representatives.
People from Manipur's Kuki-Zomi-Hmar-Mizo tribes, who have been residing in the nation's capital, were the protesters.
While marching towards and then protesting outside Amit Shah's home, the demonstrators carried signs that said "Tribal lives matter" and "Article 356 not 355"
The demonstrators called for the immediate restoration of peace in Manipur as well as protection for those who live in the tribal areas there.
It should be noted that since May 3 when fighting between two communities in the state erupted and spread to a wide area, Manipur has been on edge.
The clashes and subsequent violence in the state resulted in around 100 fatalities and thousands more displaced individuals.
On Sunday, June 4, Amit Shah, the union minister of housing and urban development, urged Manipur residents to remove blockades from National Highway 2.
This request was made by the union home minister "so that food, medicines, gasoline/diesel, and other essential items can reach the people" of Manipur.
Additionally, Amit Shah, the union minister of the interior, urged "civil society organisations to take the necessary steps to bring about consensus."
A committee has been established by the ministry of home affairs (MHA) to look into the widespread violence that has wrought havoc in Manipur since May 3.
Former Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajai Lamba will serve as the chairman of the three-person committee the MHA established to investigate the violence in Manipur.
IPS retired officer Aloka Prabhakar and former IAS officer Himanshu Shekhar Das will also serve on the MHA panel.
Because of confrontations between two communities in the state and the ensuing widespread violence, Manipur has been in the news a lot since May 3.
The clashes and subsequent violence in the state resulted in around 100 fatalities and thousands more displaced individuals taking shelter in neighbouring states.