In a surprising turn of events, the Manipur government has denied permission for the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, a nationwide rally organized by the Congress party. Despite earlier assurances from Chief Minister N. Biren Singh that the matter was under “active consideration,” the government cited the fragile law and order situation as the primary reason for the denial.
A delegation from the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), led by Meghachandra Singh, met with Chief Minister Biren Singh on Wednesday to discuss the denial of permission. Meghachandra Singh expressed disappointment, labeling the decision as “unfortunate” and a “violation of people’s rights.”
“It was conveyed that the chief minister has declined to grant ‘ground permission’ for launching the rally. The sole reason cited was the fragile law and order situation,” said Meghachandra Singh during a press briefing.
Earlier on Tuesday, Chief Minister Biren Singh had assured the public that the matter was being actively considered, and a decision would be made after receiving reports from security agencies. Speaking at an event, he emphasized the critical nature of the law and order situation in Manipur.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge is scheduled to inaugurate the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, with the presence of chief ministers from Congress-ruled states and senior party leaders. The denial of permission by the Manipur government adds a layer of complexity to the already tense political climate.
The Congress party, in response to the denial, criticized the Biren Singh government for its lack of responsiveness and expressed concern over the violation of citizens’ rights. The Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra aims to address issues of social justice and highlight the party’s commitment to the principles of equality and inclusivity.
In a notable development, a fresh exchange of fire was reported on Monday between Manipur Police and militants in Moreh town along the Indo-Myanmar border. Officials confirmed that militants targeted security forces as they moved through specific areas of Moreh town. The incident further underscores the security challenges faced by the Manipur government, contributing to their cautious approach towards public gatherings and rallies.
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