Imphal May 9 UNA : An indefinite bandh has been called in Manipur protesting against the murder of two villagers of Nongpok Keithelmanbi, which death bodies were retrieved from the hillock of Ngaren Pat yesterday (Wednesday).
The Joint Action committee against the murder of Seitinlal Kipgen and Tongsat Haokip today announced that the indefinite bandh would commence from 4pm of Friday and the and it would continue until the culprits were brought to book.
Speaking at a press conference held at Kuki Inn, Imphal, co-convener of the JAC, M Apanbi said that the bandh will be imposed in protest against government’s in action regarding the murder of two villagers after kidnapped by unknown persons on April 29 last.
Seitinlal Kipgen (50) of Bongbal village of Saikul sub-division of Sadar hills and Tongsat Haokip (35) of Masemjang village of Churachandpur district were found murder at a hillock of Ngaren Pat on Wednesday. They were missing after they went in search of a missing buffalo belonging to Seitinlal to the nearby hills.
The co-convenor of the JAC alleged that government has failed to initiate action despite a missing report was lodge with the police soon after the two went missing. Various civil organisations of Nongpok Keithelmanbi have also submitted memoranda to the chief minister, pressing him to help in tracing out the missing innocent villagers.
If the government happened to initiate action, their whereabouts could have been known earlier, she said, alleging that even after the recovery of the dead bodies, police has failed to take up action to book the culprits.
The indefinite bandh would be supported by Nongpok Keithelmanbi Chingmi-Tammi Apunba Lup comprising of 25 villages of Nongpok Keithelmanbi area and Sadar hill based Kuki Students’ organisation (KSO) and Kuki Innpi, asserted the co-convener.
Asking whether there was no governance in Manipur, Convener Hengah Kipgen who also took part in the press conference strongly condemned the inaction on the part of the state authority even as two innocent people were kidnapped and killed by miscreants.
The attitude of the state government remaining silent unheeding to the hue and cry of the people for safeguarding the life and properties of innocent people was strongly condemnable, he said, adding that the indefinite bandh would continue until and unless authority book the culprits involved in the murder of the two innocent villagers.
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