CCM also resolved to appeal to the people to contribute, in cash or kind, in order to extend all possible humanitarian assistance to the Myanmar citizens taking refuge in the border villages of Manipur
The Citizens Committee, Manipur (CCM) on Sunday resolved to make a representation to the Prime Minister of India to ensure that the Myanmar citizens fleeing their country from persecution are treated humanely in the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the world is one family).
CCM under the chairmanship of former chief minister of Manipur Radhabinod Koijam held a meeting on Sunday at Thangmeiband, Imphal and deliberated upon “The Present Crisis in Myanmar: Possible Humanitarian Response from Manipur”.
Several resolutions were made as the participants were deeply moved by the escalating humanitarian crisis in the neighbouring country.
A Humanitarian Sub-Committee with Prof Amar Yumnam as the chairperson for initiating all possible humanitarian measures.
The meeting also resolved to appeal to the people to contribute, in cash or kind, in order to extend all possible humanitarian assistance to the Myanmar citizens taking refuge in the border villages of Manipur.
A Facebook page for CCM will be set up and use the bank account of Human Rights Alert, Imphal, for the time being, to receive financial contributions. CCM chairperson has contributed Rs 50,000 to kick-start the initiative.
The participants shared the present pains and sufferings of the Myanmar citizens in general, and particularly of those who have fled into the bordering villages of Manipur and are surviving with full of uncertainties and hardships. The participants also recalled the long historical, demographic and cultural links between the peoples of Manipur and Myanmar.