Manipur Assembly Session Since Ethnic Violence: The state assembly session is starting for the first time after the Manipur violence. Earlier, the budget session of the Vidhansabha was held in the months of February and March. Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Thokchom Satyabrat Singh has said that the current situation in the state will be discussed in the one day assembly session. No question hour or private member’s motion will be allowed during this period.
Please tell that the Kuki-Zomi tribal organizations have refused to accept the one-day session and 10 MLAs from the Kuki-Zomi community will not participate in the assembly session. While the Naga legislators are likely to attend the session.
Request to postpone assembly session
The Kuki community says it would be unsafe for Kuki legislators to visit the Meitei-dominated Imphal Valley (where the Manipur assembly is located). The governor was requested by the Kuki community to postpone the assembly session, but the government refused. NTV quoted a source as saying thatThe session is likely to adopt some resolutions on the ongoing ethnic crisis in Manipur.
On the other hand, the Kuki community has said that they will not allow any assembly resolution to be implemented in the Kuki area. Last month, the Manipur government had recommended convening the session by August 21, but the date was changed to August 29 due to non-approval from the Rajpal.
Let us tell you that caste violence started in Manipur after the Meitai community’s demand for reserved tribe status. So far 170 people have died in the violence, while thousands have been displaced.