Centre constitutes committee to facilitate peace among various ethnic groups in Manipur

New Delhi: Committee to strengthen social cohesiveness, mutual understanding and facilitate cordial communication

BY | Saturday, 10 June, 2023
Security forces during Joint Combing Operations in Manipur (PC: @Spearcorps/ Twitter)

The Government of India has constituted Peace Committee in Manipur under the Chairpersonship of the State’s Governor, Sushri Anusuiya Uikye, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Saturday. The Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit to the strife torn state had announced the constitution of such a committee.

The ministry informed that the members of the committee include Chief Minister N Biren Singh, a few Ministers in the State Government, MP, MLAs and leaders from different political parties. The Committee also includes former civil servants, educationists, litterateurs, artists, social workers and representatives of different ethnic groups, it added.

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MHA also stated that the mandate of the Committee will be to facilitate peace making process among various ethnic groups of the State, including peaceful dialogue and negotiations between conflicting parties/groups. It also said that the Committee should strengthen social cohesiveness, mutual understanding and facilitate cordial communication between various ethnic groups.

The Centre has already set up a Commission of Inquiry, headed by former chief justice of the Gauhati High Court Ajai Lamba, to probe the sequence of events leading to, and all the facts relating to such violence; whether there were any lapses or dereliction of duty in this regard on the part of any of the responsible authorities/individuals and adequacy of the administrative measures taken to prevent, and to deal with the violence and riots.

On Saturday, as announced by Amit Shah, the CBI formed a 10-member special investigation team (SIT) under a DIG-rank officer to probe six cases related to the violence in the northeastern state — five on alleged criminal conspiracy and one on general conspiracy.

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