CHANDEL, JUNE, 11: Several civil organizations including CNPO, Maring Uparup Assembly, the Maring Naga Students’ Union and the Maring Naga Baptist Churches Association have strongly condemn the act of vandalism carried out by bandh supporter during the 24 hour Thoubal district bandh particularly along National Highway No 102 (Imphal – Moreh).
The organisations have also alleged the bandh organizer, Joint Non- Government Voluntary Organization Kakching of enforcing the bandh to flare up communal tension between different communities living in the area.
Sources said a large mob from Kakching had not only blocked NH No 102 at Kakching Lamkhai and Pallel bazaar but entered Khangshim village.
During which the mob vandalized commercial hoardings, banners, signboards, shops, breaking window panes and glasses of Khangshim Baptish Church office cum Pastor’s quarter and ICDS building of Khangshim and Morning Dew School and Primary School of Khangshim village.
The mob also made provocative remarks saying, leave Khangshim or face the consequences.
Another local of Nungourok told reporters that 50-60 people came to Nungourok at about 11.00 am and uprooted a signboard of the village erected at the entrance.
The mob had also damaged the Nungourok Church signboard attached on the church building and a flex signboard for one embroidery centre was also torn down by the bandh supporters, the local said.
The bandh volunteers also marched towards Thamlakhuren and Aibuldam near St. Paul school and vandalized village signboards, the local added.
Chandel Naga People’s Organisation president Ws Kanral Anal while speaking to media had strongly condemned the act and called for immediate intervention from the government.
The Naga Students Union Chandel president Sr Joningam while condemning the act in the strongest term and said that the union will take up necessary actions.
The Maring Naga Students Union has also expressed shock and surprise and said the situation was put under control only when SDPO Thoubal arrived at the spot and intervened.
While demanding the punishment of the erring officials and culprits, the students’ body has warned that it will take its own course of action and the concerned authority will be held responsible for any impending consequences.