IMPHAL, August 25: The chief minister O Ibobi Singh has categorically stated that the Centre may reimpose the AFSPA which was relaxed in Imphal Municipality area of seven assembly segments in Imphal West and Imphal East districts if the present trend of bomb hurling at residential area and the threats and intimidations to general public continue.
Chief minister was speaking at the sidelines of the distribution of ex-gratia amount of Rs 2 lakhs to families of Major L Jyotin, an Indian Army officer killed in Afganistan and was conferred Ashok Chakra (posthumously) recently.
Ibobi handed over ex-gratia amount of Rs 2 lakhs to late Army officer’s parents.
Speaking further at the ceremony Ibobi said Major Jyotin was the first Indian Army officer from Manipur who fought valiantly against the terrorists to save lives of his colleagues and children at Kabul, Afganistan.
Amongst the persons who love their motherland decease L Jyotin was one of the bravest army personnel and losing of such brave man is a great loss not only for Manipur but also for the country. Ibobi said he is proud for the supreme sacrifice made by Jyotin for he belonged to sons of Manipur.
Ibobi further stated that scores of Army personnels are lining up to fight terrorists and insurgents, but the sacrifice made by Jyotin was rare.
About the state recently problems of killing non locals by the unknown suspected arm militants groups, the state government will not keep silent about this matter and further the state government will take up appropriate action against them, he added.
He also said that, as per the demands of the state Meira Paibies, NGOs and clubs of the state the central government had agreed to repeal AFSPA from 7 assembly segment of the Imphal Municipal Areas but due to continuous attack of state government officials by bomb and killing of non local, extortion etc. make doubt to state government that the centre may reimpose AFSPA in 7 assembly segments.
About the development programme taken up by the state government like NIT, JNIMS and other central Institute, Ibobi said disturbances created by the unknown persons in state create a much problems to the state as well outside the state, especially for students who went for further studies outside Manipur. If such unwanted incidents continue, then all the central institute opened in the state might fail to run.
The ex-gratia distribution function was also attended by YAS minister N Biren, agriculture minister N Loken.