IMPHAL, April 6 (NNN): All Zeliangrong Students Union (AZSU), Zeliangrong Youth Front (ZYF) and Zeliangrong Students Union, Manipur (ZSUM) warned today that the Zeliangrong people are ready to face any eventuality to secure the release of school girl Alice Kamei from the RPF/PLA custody.
They then said that the revelation of the police after arresting two women recruiters of the RPF/PLA has proved that school girl Alice Kamei did not join the militant outfit on her own volition. “Elangbam Rojita @ Tekpi and Elangbam Ongbi Thoinu who are as per police statement is involved in the kidnapping of the minor school girl were arrested from Hiyanglam Awang Leikai along with a huge amount of money amounting Rs 30,000 which is alleged to have been received from RPF/PLA as payment for recruitment has revealed that the minor school girl Alice Kamei did not go willingly to the RPF/PLA fold. The claim of the RPF/PLA stating that the minor school girl had joined the underground organization on her own volition has totally been contradicted by the revelation of the two women who were arrested by the Thoubal district police commando team, hence the underground RPF/PLA had no justifiable ground to detain the minor school girl in their custody for any longer. There is apprehension that the minor school girl who is now captive in the custody of RPF/PLA might be facing hardships in various ways,” the AZSU, ZYF and ZSUM today.
Even after RPF/PLA had announced in the public domain that the minor school girl who is in their custody is less than 18 years but continue to remain in captivity is a total violation of international law and infringement upon the rights and liberty of a child to live freely without fear, denial of the child right’s to education also restricted and prohibited her free movement. The RPF/PLA continuing to detain the minor school girl without any justifiable reason has potential to cause unwanted consequences considering the situation where the people are ready for any eventuality, the
The AZSU, ZYF and ZSUM said with the 1st phase of public democratic agitation of 48 hours total blockade on National Highways and the 2nd phase of sit-in-protest in Imphal East district, Imphal West district, Bishnupur and Churachandpur have ended but the RPF/PLA`s adamant stand not to release Alice Kamei has signified the outfit`s immaturity, incapable to understand the people voice, absence of organizational procedures on such issue.
“The unjustified captivity of the minor school girl is suspicious to incitement of turmoil in the region. The Zeliangrong people will chalk out a specific strategy to strike and take up intense form of democratic agitation to secure release of the minor school girl from the RPF/PLA custody. The nature and mode of public democratic agitation will be taken during the next public meeting which will be held shortly. The action of Thoubal district police commando arresting two involved persons into the case is commendable by Zeliangrong people in particular and every reasoning and right thinking people in general,” the AZSU, ZYF and ZSUM added.