Naga Hoho calls for peace, return to normalcy in violence-hit Manipur
DIMAPUR — The Naga Hoho has expressed concern over the unprecedented violence and unrest prevailing in Manipur, leading to loss of precious lives, properties and desecration of religious institutions.
Calling for peace and return to normalcy, it appealed to all parties involved to exercise restraint from any acts of violence or provocation and work towards a peaceful resolution of the issues at hand through meaningful discussions.
It also expressed solidarity with the people of Manipur in their pursuit of peace and prosperity.
Urging the government to take all necessary steps to restore normalcy in the state and ensure safety and security of its citizens, it said “dialogue and constructive engagement are the only effective means to address the underlying issues and prevent further escalation of violence”.
In the meantime, the Naga Hoho denounced the government of Manipur authorizing the district magistrates to issue “shoot-at-sight” order, terming it as a “highly dangerous and vindictive approach that violates the principles of democracy and human rights”.
“The use of force will only escalate the situation and lead to more violence and bloodshed, making it an unsustainable solution to any problem. We call upon the government of Manipur to immediately rescind the shoot-at-sight order for peaceful restoration of law and order in the state,” it said.