Karam Shyam apprises PM Modi on state issues

IMPHAL,11th Aug: As he could not get an appointment to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during, CAF&PD minister Karam Shyam has submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister through LJP national president Ram Vilas Paswan apprising Modi on the prevailing issues of the state.

In his memorandum, Shyam highlighted that “Manipur with only 10 per cent of valley areas out of a total geographical area of 22,327 sq km has a population of 28.56 lakh (as per 2011 census) belonging to different groups of indigenous people who speak more than 29 different dialects.”

“Consideration of the very interest of all the ethnic indigenous groups of the state while taking decisions in the ongoing Naga Peace Talk or the so called Framework Agreement is quite necessary to avert further irreparable breakdown of peace in the state,” the memorandum mentioned.

He also reminded the PM how extension of ceasefire agreement signed between Centre and NSCN (IM) with the clause ‘without territorial limit’ resulted in an uncontrollable situation that led to burning down of the Manipur Assembly building and claimed lives of 18 agitators in security action.

On the other hand, due to the intense agitation over the demand for removal of vice-chancellor of Manipur University, the academic life of the central university has been reeling under chaos for the last 72 days. Loss of career of the students is a possible outcome, the memorandum said while drawing attention of the Prime Minister for his intervention and advice in resolving the issue at the earliest.

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