MANIPUR NEWS | CHURACHANDPUR| Mar 16
A mass protest in the form of public rally against a bomb attack at the chief of Moljen village’s residence by alleged cadres of a non SoO group who call themselves as KIO or KIA was held today at Churachandpur.
The rally which was jointly organised by Kuki Innpi Churachandpur (KIC) and other Kuki CVOs including KSO-Churachandpur, KKL-GHQ, Kuki Womens Union, Kuki Women Organisation for Humans Rights and Thadou Kuki Student’s Union-GHQ, commenced from Peace Ground at Tuibong and ended with the submission of a memorandum to the DC of Churachandpur, Shyam Lal Poonia at his Secretariat office.
The participants at the rally were spotted holding placards that read ‘Stop exploiting your own people’, ‘Down with extremism’, ‘Respect our Chief’, ‘Violence is not the solution of Peace’, ‘Stop planting bomb,’ ‘No peace with bombs’ and ‘Bombing is a sign of deteriorating law and order’ amongst others.
While demanding adequate security measures to be provided to all threatened individual(s) and sensitisation of all gangs and antisocial elements from the district, the memorandum to the DC warned that in case the perpetrator of the bomb attack on Letthang Haokip are not arrested and brought to justice at the earliest, other means of agitations will be launched.
The memorandum was signed by all the presidents and secretaries of the Kuki CVOs and handed over to the DC by president of KIC, Daniel Gangte. And Shyam Lal Poonia flanked by the senior SP of Churachandpur, K. Kabib and other officials thanked the rallyists for their peaceful protest while also assuring that all measure will be taken to sort out their grievances. While stating that they are workers for the people, the DC also asked for the cooperation of the public to address the issues mentioned in the memorandum.
It may be mentioned here that at around 11:40 pm of March 9, Letthang Haokip, the chief of Moljen village who presently resides at S. Mualdung village of Tuibong was attacked by bombs at his residence by the unknown perpetrators for alleged demands of funds under MGNEGA in their region.