Ukhrul to observe candle-light vigil against blast


UKHRUL, Nov 25 (NNN): Ukhrul district has witnessed 8 bomb blasts in just past two months and irked by this grim situation, a group of people identified themselves as Tangkhuls on Facebook has decided to observe a candle-light vigil against the blasts on Tuesday.

The Tangkhuls on Facebook said today that they will begin their programme at 3:30 pm at Gandhi Statue, Phungreitang in the heart of Ukhrul town tomorrow.

“Our land, our home, and our people, known by others as a peace loving hill people. Set atop a beautiful serene mountain, is now becoming a home for anti-socialist/anti-social elements. Making their presence aloud with Bombs/explosions, instilling insecurity and fear among us. There had been 8 explosions accounted for in the past 2 months. Every rightful citizens and fellow friends, We are innocent and  it is time for us to raise our voices and reclaim our town’s tranquility once again. We shall not be intimidated by such cowardly acts but rather join our hands and filter them out from the society,” the Tangkhuls on Facebook group stated..

Tangkhuls on Facebook is organizing ‘Candle Light Vigil’ as a sign of protest and condemnation of such incidents and acts.

“We therefore, request each and every one to show your support in making our home a better and safer place to live in,” it appealed.


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