Manipur Violence: Mary Kom Writes To Amit Shah For Protection Of Kom Villages
Imphal: Indian boxing legend M C Mary Kom has sought the intervention of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to ensure “security forces prevent both warring groups from intrusion to Kom villages in Manipur.”
In a letter to Shah, the six-time World champion stated that the Kom community is an indigenous tribe of Manipur and one of the smallest among minorities, reported PTI.
“We are all dispersed between the two rival communities… there are always speculations and doubts against my community from both sides, and are caught in the middle of all problems… due to weak internal administration and tiny size as a community among minority tribes, we have not been able to stand against forces that intrude into our jurisdiction,” the Padma Vibhushan awardee wrote.
“We seek the help of the security forces to prevent both warring groups from intrusion into Kom villages,” she requested.
The former Rajya Sabha member further requested all deployed personnel of Indian Army, paramilitary and state forces to be impartial in carrying out their responsibilities of safeguarding the people and help in maintaining peace and normalcy in the state.
Mary urged the Meiteis and those from Kuki Zo communities to set aside their differences and restore peace and normalcy in the north-eastern state.
“We all have eed to co-exist, so let’s put our differences and wounds aside,” she pleaded.