File photo: Kiren Rijiju

The North East MPs Forum has expressed grief over the loss of lives in Manipur violence and termed it “unfortunate”.

The forum also appealed people of the state to abstain from the use of force or any kind of “violence” stating that such acts will only exacerbate the situation and cause more harm to innocent people.

In an open letter addressed to the community members of the Northeast state, Union minister for law and justice Kiren Rijiju wrote: “It is with great sorrow that on behalf of the North East Member of Parliament Forum, we extend our deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in the unfortunate incidents that occurred in Manipur recently. The pain caused by the loss of lives and properties is irreplaceable, and our hearts go out to those who have been affected by these tragic events.”

“We urge all members of the community to come together during these difficult times and work towards restoring peace and harmony in our society. Let us show our solidarity and support towards those who have been affected and work towards building a better tomorrow,” read the letter uploaded by Kiren Rijiju, who is also the chairperson of the forum on social media on May 11.

It added: “We are committed to providing necessary assistance and support to all those who have been affected by these tragic events.”

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