KANGPOKPI, May 20: The All Tribal Students`™ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has strongly decried the alleged act of delivering mob justice by bandh supporters against the killing of Semkhongam Haokip, physical assault on others and burning down of vehicles on May 14.
The union also decided to endorse KSO GHQ`™s ban on The Sangai Express daily and ISTV over the alleged partial reporting on the issue.
Simthar Jajo, Rights and Reservation Secretary of ATSUM said that Haorang Kairel killing incident on May 14 was supposedly an act of retaliation of Thingsat incident where two alleged KCP (Nando) cadres were killed by KRF.
He continued that government has done well enough to book the alleged culprits involved in Thingsat killing which also marked the swiftest action on the part of the government in booking wrongdoers in the state.
There is no point of killing innocent Shaktiman driver Semkhongam Haokip and assaulting other three workers namely Nehminthang Haokip, Lunminhao Haokip and Thangminlun Khongsai as the government has booked the accused persons as demanded by the agitating mob, added Simthar Jajo.
He also alleged that the Haorang Kairel incident was purportedly executed which turned the state into a war like situation.
`Why only one particular community vehicle was targeted on that particular day. Many other vehicles too were also seen plying along the road`, he asked.
ATSUM also expressed discontentment on the government over the booking of those culprits involved in killing of an innocent tribal man while swift action was taken up to book those culprits involved in Thingsat killing.
The tribal student apex body also strongly denounced the role of media particularly the two media houses banned by the KSO GHQ while adding that everyone is aware of the unbalanced reporting of the incidents by the two media houses.
Simthar Jajo also alleged that most of the state dailies and news channels carried out the issue of Thingsat killing every morning in their respective headlines but the worse part of Haorang Kairel killing was given a minimal space and partially reported.
`Media should know that their single unethical journalism could ruin the old aged social relation of the society`, asserted Simthar Jajo.
Therefore, ATSUM considered the decision of KSO GHQ to ban the unprofessional conduct of the two media house justifiable and deserved support and cooperation, he added.
While urging the two media house to rectify their error and come up with constructive approach to solve the impasse amicably in the interest of peace and harmony, he appealed to the government to handle the issue carefully and initiate graspable attention towards the state affairs.
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