Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced the formation of peace committees in every assembly constituency to ensure that peace initiatives are implemented at the grassroots level. The announcement was made after Singh chaired an all-party meeting over the prevailing situation in the violence-hit state.
In the meeting, Singh discussed the current situation in Manipur and emphasized the need for collective efforts to bring peace and stability to the state. He said that the peace committees would play a crucial role in achieving this objective.
The chief minister said that the peace committees would comprise representatives from different communities, civil society organizations, and political parties. The committees would work to promote peace and harmony in their respective constituencies by engaging with local communities, identifying potential sources of conflict, and taking proactive measures to address them.
Singh also called for greater cooperation between the government, security forces, and the people to maintain peace and security in the state. He said that the government would take all necessary measures to ensure that the people of Manipur can live in peace and security.
The chief minister’s announcement comes at a time when Manipur has been grappling with a wave of violence and instability. The state has been plagued by insurgent groups, ethnic tensions, and clashes between different communities.
In recent months, there have been reports of increased violence and unrest in the state, with several incidents of armed clashes and attacks on security forces. The situation has raised concerns about the safety and security of the people of Manipur.
The formation of peace committees is seen as a positive step towards addressing the underlying causes of violence and unrest in the state. The committees would serve as a platform for different communities to come together and work towards building trust and understanding.
The committees would also help to identify and address the root causes of conflicts and tensions in the state. By engaging with local communities and addressing their concerns, the committees would be able to create an environment of peace and stability.
The announcement of the peace committees has been welcomed by various political parties and civil society organizations in the state. They have expressed their support for the initiative and have pledged to work with the government to ensure its success.
However, some experts have cautioned that the success of the peace committees would depend on their ability to function independently and effectively. They have called for the committees to be given adequate resources and support to carry out their mandate.