Peace Rally in Washington DC Expresses Solidarity with Manipur’s Ethnic Community

Peace Rally in Washington DC Expresses Solidarity with Manipur's Ethnic Community
Peace Rally in Washington DC Expresses Solidarity with Manipur's Ethnic Community
Peace Rally in Washington DC Expresses Solidarity with Manipur's Ethnic Community
Peace Rally in Washington DC Expresses Solidarity with Manipur's Ethnic Community

Peace Rally in Washington DC Expresses Solidarity with Manipur’s Ethnic Community

Peace Rally in Washington DC Expresses Solidarity with Manipur’s Ethnic Community. Image/ AP

In a show of solidarity and concern, a peace rally organized by the prominent organization Zomi Innkuan USA was held in front of the Indian embassy in Washington DC. The rally aimed to voice support for the Zo ethnic community in Manipur, India, who have been adversely affected by ongoing ethnic violence that has persisted for more than 120 days.

Voicing Unwavering Solidarity Participants at the rally, which included members of the Zomi community in the United States and other supporters, expressed their unwavering solidarity with the Zomi-Kuki people who have been suffering due to the crisis in Manipur. The violence in Manipur, which erupted on May 3 during a ‘Tribal Solidarity March,’ has resulted in over 180 casualties and several hundred injuries. The march was organized to protest the demand for Scheduled Tribe status by the majority Meitei community in the hill districts.

Allegations of Suffering and Division The statement issued by Zomi Innkuan USA alleged that the ongoing violence has inflicted untold suffering on the residents of Manipur. Additionally, the organization accused the state government of actions that have caused pain and division, particularly among the minority Zomi-Kuki tribes in the region.

Urgent Call for a Lasting Solution The rally aimed to draw attention to the urgent need for a lasting solution to the conflict in Manipur. Demonstrators held placards bearing messages that reflected the plight of the Zo ethnic people and their earnest plea for a separate administration in Manipur.

Hope for a Better Future Dr. Hauzachin Suante, the Executive Director of Zomi Innkuan, addressed the gathering and emphasized that the demand for a separate administrative unit for the Zo tribe was not merely a request but also a beacon of hope for a better future. He stated, “Our land, our rights, our freedom – these are not mere slogans but the very heartbeat of our struggle.”

Prominent Organization Representing the Zomi Community Established in 2005, Zomi Innkuan USA is a prominent organization representing the Zomi community, with members spread across the United States.

The peace rally in Washington DC served as a platform for raising awareness about the ongoing crisis in Manipur and the collective call for a peaceful resolution that respects the rights and aspirations of all ethnic groups in the region.

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