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No peace in Manipur even after 1 year, address situation with priority: RSS chief Bhagwat

Mohan Bhagwat

NAGPUR, JUNE 10: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday expressed concern over peace eluding Manipur even after 1 year and said the situation in the strife-torn Northeastern State must be considered with priority.
Addressing a gathering of RSS trainees at the concluding programme of organisation’s ‘Karyakarta Vikas Varg – Dwitiya’ at the Dr Hedgewar Smriti Bhavan premises in Reshimbagh here, he said conflict in various places and in society is not good.
He emphasised the need to get over with election rhetoric and focus on problems facing the nation.
“Manipur is waiting for peace for the last 1 year. There was peace in Manipur 10 years ago. It felt like gun culture had finished there. But the State has suddenly seen violence”, he said.
“The situation in Manipur will have to be considered with priority. There is need to get over election rhetoric and focus on problems facing the nation”, the RSS chief asserted.
Manipur plunged into violence between the Meitei and Kuki communities in May last year. Since then some 200 people have been killed, while thousands have been displaced following large scale arson that has gutted homes and Government buildings.
Fresh violence has been reported from Jiribam over the past few days. (PTI)