New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hoisted the national flag at the iconic Red Fort here on the occasion of 77th Independence Day.
In his address to the nation, the Prime Minister said that the country is with the people of Manipur and peace will be achieved in the violence-hit northeastern state via dialogue.
Modi said that despite the continued violence, news of peace is coming continuously from the state.
He also reiterated that there was a need to find solutions to ensure long-lasting peace.
“Together, the state and the Central government are trying hard to solve those problems and will continue to do so,” he added.
The violence first broke out in Manipur on May 3, which has led to the death of more than 150 people while thousands of people have been displaced.
The opposition has consistently criticized the Prime Minister for his silence on Manipur and the recently concluded monsoon session of Parliament saw protests and disruptions from it on the issue, leading to the initiation of a no-confidence motion against the government.
Modi had said during his reply to the motion that the violence is unpardonable, however all those guilty would be punished, adding that the nation was with the people of Manipur.