Army raps KNF (P) for violation of SoO guidelines

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IMPHAL Feb 20: Post the Joint Monitoring  Group (JMG) meeting held yesterday at the 1st  Manipur Rifles battalion campus between the SoO signatories of the Kuki underground outfits and the government representatives , resolve was impressed on the UG outfits to adhere to the ground rules of the tri partite talks.
The army in a press statement have warned the KNF (P) to stop violation of the SoO , as the underground outfit is found carrying out recruitment of underage children. A PIB (Defence Wing) release today states that troops of 43 Assam Rifles under the aegis of the Red Shield Division successfully foiled the plans of the KNF (P) carrying out forcible recruitment of children.
The press release further states that , the said troopers had received information that the UG outfit have abducted seven children in between the age group of 14 to 19 years from Thoubal district on February 16 , it was also learnt that the cadres of the outfit had brought the children to Kangpokpi.
On receiving the information, personnel of the 43 AR carried out operations in the said area and managed to rescue the children.
The army views the violation of the suspension of operations agreement by the KNF(P) seriously and warns the group to desist from such overtures  in future.
The rescued children are Ngamgolai S/o Jankhojang Khongsai of Saichang Village of Thoubal district, Jangmithang S/o Dousci Khongsai of Saichang, Ngamfinluri khongsai S/o Doungam of Saichang, Jenkholam S/o Kemjang of Saichang, Lungoulen Vaiphei S/o Luthang of Molkon village of thoubal District ,Luniam Vaiphai S.o Sellen of Molkon and Leimin Lal Vaiphei of Molkon.
The locals also thanked the prompt action of the Assam Rifles in rescuing the children.
It may be mentioned that there are 11 designated camps constructed for the cadres of the Kuki outfits under the SoO agreement and periodic meetings of the KNO and UPF  which are the umbrella organizations of the outfits and periodic meetings are held with the representatives of the outfits with the state and Union government representatives to review the ground rules.
Such a meeting held at the 1st MR grounds yesterday had intimated the UG cadres not to venture out of the designated camps ,sources informed.

2 COMMENTS

  1. My, my, Army does that!! Can’t believe it.. Army are supposed to be blind, isn’t it? Well dunno about others stand, but my observation says that.. take for example NSCN..

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