Manipur street play highlights people's voice for peace

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Imphal, Apr 5 (ANI): Street plays for long have been a way of raising issues that are of concern to the society, recently, theatre artists in Manipur staged plays against militant activities.

People in northeast have been the victims of militant activities from long time. ecently, a Thoubal-based theatre group called Roopalaya Theatre came forward to highlight the problems caused by militants in the northeast.

Supported by Delhi-based the National Institute of Performing Arts, the artists staged two plays called 'A voice from the heart' and 'The Question'.

The plays were staged in Nambol Bazar and Bishnupur Bazar of Bishnupur District and Malom Bazar of Imphal West District.

"We want peace is the slogan of the public. The people do not want more killings and violence as well as gun culture in the state. Though in both plays the content varies, but it expresses he desire for peace," said Bonee Thongamcha, Director, Roopalaya TheatreThe present situation in the state is very confusing. Our play depicts this turmoil situation to spread awareness about the problem to public and bring a peaceful solution," said Ibomcha ingh, an artistPeople in Manipur are fed up with bomb attacks, extortions and killings. he attempt was to make people aware of the urgent need for harmony in the society and to bring an end to violence.

The plays urged the audience to work towards bringing lasting peace and finding a solution to militancy.

People in the audience hoped that such efforts would help being about a positive change in the society.

"The young and the old, everyone should be taught to head in a positive direction. You know we value life, as we cannot be born again and again. We are confused by the present spree of killings," said Apabi Devi, a member audience.

People in Manipur and in the entire northeast region are well aware of the modus operandi of militant outfits that work for their selfish motives.

The region has already paid a heavy price due to insurgent activities and all the people now want is peace and progress and a better life that is free of uncertainty. Indeed! 'This is a voice from the heart'.(ANI)

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