Catholic Sabha Mangalore® holds massive protest in Mangalore for peace in Manipur
MANGALORE, JULY 27: “Both the State Govt in Manipur and the Centre have deliberately
delayed in restoring peace in Manipur. This delay is the death for the hope of
justice,” said social activist Vidya Dinkar addressing the thousands of people
protesting for Manipur at the Town Hall, Mangaluru on the evening of Thursday,
July 27, 2023.
Vidya Dinkar said, “In any situation, a riot can be controlled within 48 hours. The Internet could have been used positively for controlling violence. But the Govt chose to remain silent on this issue. The double engine govt and all its machinery have failed Manipur miserably. This tragedy could be befallen on us tomorrow. Hence, there is need to voice against this atrocity and injustice and show our power.”
Stany Pinto, President of Karnataka Catholic Association said, “What is being shed in Manipur is not just tears, but tears of blood. So everyone’s tears are worth it. That price will come one day at a time. So the struggle will continue until justice is served.”
He warned that if the central government does not stop the violence in Manipur, if justice is not given to the victims of violence, Delhi and Manipur Chalo will be held.
Roy Castelino, PRO of Diocese of Mangalore said that protesting for Manipur in a big number shows our love and concern for the victims of Manipur violence. It is a sign that we no more tolerate violence and violation of the human rights. We demand peace for Manipur.”
David, a khuki-Zo teen along with other refugees from Manipur thanked the multitude of supporters who took part in the protest.
Religious leader SB Mohammed also spoke on the occasion, expressing solidarity with the protesters.
The protest was organised by Catholic Sabha, Mangalore® in association with Mangalore Diocese Commission for Women, Commission for Ecumenism and Mangalore Christian Council.
Several Women’s Association from the district, CCBI Commission for Women and other likeminded people joined hands with the organisers.