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Manipur Assembly To Finally Take Place Today; 5 Major Points Here

New Delhi: Months after the violence hit the state, Manipur is all set to hold Assembly session on Tuesday (August 29). It should be noted that the Assembly is of only one day that will be concluded on Tuesday itself. The Assembly is significant at a time when the violence has still not stopped in […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Aug 29, 2023 12:35 IST
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New Delhi: Months after the violence hit the state, Manipur is all set to hold Assembly session on Tuesday (August 29). It should be noted that the Assembly is of only one day that will be concluded on Tuesday itself.

The Assembly is significant at a time when the violence has still not stopped in Manipur and fresh violent incidents were reported lately. It is the first Assembly session to take place since May when the ethnic clashes broke out in Manipur on May 3.

The gruesome videos coming from the north-eastern state showed reckless killings of men while women were hunted and raped. The nation was shocked after a video went viral on internet where two women from Kuki community were stripped naked, paraded and then gang-raped.

Violence broke out between two communities of Manipur: Kuki and Meitei.

Here Are 5 Major Points To Know 

  1. In the one-day session, six out of ten MLAs from Kuki-dominated areas have sought leave, reported the news agency PTI. It should be noted that one of the key demands of Kuki community was that they have lower representation in Assembly. Amidst this, the withdrawl of a six leaders would affect the situation.
  2. The Committee for Tribal Unity (CoTU) and the Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF) recently condemned the convening of the session, saying that the current situation is not favorable for the Kuki-Zo MPs to attend.
  3. Former Manipur minister and National Assembly leader Okram Ibobi Singh on Saturday said the parliamentary session was purely decorative and not in the public interest.
  4. Governor Anusuiya Uikey’s decision to convene a regular session of the council in a single session had been done to show that the government is functional, fearing that opposition demands to reduce presidential rule to a ‘dual-engine’ state led by the Bharatiya-Janata Party (BJP) would be reinforced, said political experts.   
  5. As required by the constitution, parliament must meet every six months, unless there is direct Union government in that state but in Manipur, the last session was held in the first week of March.

First published on: Aug 29, 2023 12:35 PM IST

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