PUCL Bulletin, August 2001

Imphal, 23rd June, 2001
PUCL appeals for peace following a violent agitation

Also see, Ceasefire could snap unity between the Nagas and Meities

PUCL expresses heartfelt grief for the unfortunate death of 14 young persons in Manipur in course of the agitation launched on 18th June, 2001 arising out of extension of cease-fire agreement in Manipur between the Government of India and the NSCN(IM). PUCL while welcoming any step taken to usher in peace in the region feels that such steps ought to be taken after taking into confidence all concerned who will be directly affected by such process.

We urge the authorities including the Central Government to have a more sensitive and consensus approach while dealing with the problems faced by the North Eastern states. At the same time, PUCL salutes the spirit of tolerance and communal harmony shown by all the communities in Manipur who have been living together peacefully for generations and we appeal to every one to maintain the peaceful coexistence. We also appeal to all concerned to maintain their peaceful method of protest.

-- Dr. N. Vijaylakshmi Brara, Convenor, PUCL, Manipur

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