There is no peace in Manipur even after one year, the situation needs to be considered on priority: Bhagwat

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Nagpur. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday expressed concern over the failure to establish peace in Manipur even after a year and said the situation in the conflict-affected northeastern state should be considered on priority. Addressing a gathering of RSS trainees at the closing ceremony of the organization’s ‘Karyakarta Vikas Varg-II’ at Dr. Hedgewar Smriti Bhavan campus in Reshimbagh here, Bhagwat said conflict in different places and society is not good.

He stressed the need to come out of the election rhetoric and focus on the problems facing the country. He said, “Manipur has been waiting for peace to be established for the last one year. 10 years ago there was peace in Manipur. It seemed that the gun culture had ended there, but suddenly violence has increased in the state.” The RSS chief said, “The situation in Manipur has to be considered on priority. There is a need to rise above the election rhetoric and focus on the problems facing the nation.”

Violence broke out between the Meitei and Kuki communities in Manipur in May last year. Since then, nearly 200 people have been killed, while thousands have been displaced following large-scale arson. Houses and government buildings have been burnt to ashes in this arson. Fresh violence has been reported from Jiribam in the last few days.

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