All-party meeting on violence-plagued Manipur is presided over by Amit Shah.
An all-party meeting was convened by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to address the situation in violence-affected Manipur. The meeting, which took place on Saturday, was attended by several political leaders including Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, BJP President J.P. Nadda, former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, and representatives from various other parties.
The purpose of the meeting convened by Union Home Minister Amit Shah was to brief the opposition leaders about the steps taken by the central government in the past 50 days to restore calm in Manipur. The government sought support from the opposition in efforts to bring about normalcy in the violence-hit state.
The Centre has faced criticism from the Congress and other opposition parties for their alleged failure in controlling the situation since the outbreak of ethnic violence on May 3. The Congress has also questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter.
So far, the violence in Manipur has resulted in the loss of at least 120 lives, injuries to over 400 individuals, and displacement of around 50,650 men, women, and children.