Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday (May 25) that he would visit violence-affected Manipur.
He said that he would be on a three-day visit to the state to resolve all disputes, but all groups should maintain peace.
Laying the foundation stone of the campus of the National Forensic Sciences University in Guwahati, Shah said that he appeals to the people of Manipur to resolve all disputes through dialogue.
During the recent violence in the state, hundreds of houses were burnt and many people lost their lives. After this the army was called. There was curfew for several days and internet service was stopped.
This statement of Amit Shah at a time when Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that Shah has gone to Guwahati in Assam, but is not going to Manipur.
The Congress accused the central government of keeping silence on the violence that took place in Manipur in the past.
The party said that it is a border state and the situation there should be taken seriously. The party had recently sent a three-member fact-finding committee to Manipur to take stock of the situation there. Former officer and leader Ajay Kumar was also involved in this.
Ajay Kumar claimed that 54,000 people has been rendered homeless, 20 police stations were burnt and 2,000 houses were gutted in the state. 6,000 rounds of ammunition, 1,000 semi-automatic, automatic weapons were looted during the violence. Five temples, 200 churches were burnt.
He said that despite this situation the Prime Minister Modi Was busy with elections. Till now no Union minister has gone to Manipur. Why this silence?
Notably violent clashes erupted after the ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organized on May 3 to protest against the demand for the inclusion of the Meitei community in the Scheduled Tribes (ST) list. 10,000 Military personnel had to deploy in the state.