Even as the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress engaged in a war of words over the European Union Parliament resolution on Manipur, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the RSS again expressed “serious concern” over the current situation in the state.
In a statement issued at the end of a three-day Akhil Bharatiya Prakhyam meeting in Ooty, Tamil Nadu, the RSS discussed extending relief operations to the affected people and “urged the government to take all possible steps for lasting peace.” rehabilitation”.
“All sections of the society are called upon to contribute to the establishment of mutual harmony and peace. Further, the government was urged to take all possible steps for lasting peace and rehabilitation,” the statement said.
The meeting was attended by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, general secretary Dattatreya Hosable and other top leaders.
This is the second time in a month that the organization has expressed concern over the chronic communal violence in the northeastern state. In a statement released in June, Hosable called on both sides to overcome the trust deficit through negotiations to restore peace.
In internal discussions, the Banvasi Kalyan Ashram, an RSS affiliate for tribal welfare, has been pointing to problems arising from the inclusion of Meitis in the ST list – a claim that has led to fierce resistance from tribal communities in Manipur and triggered the current conflict.