Condemnations continue unabated

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IMPHAL, Sept 2: Several bodies have continued to condemn the poice firing at Ukhrul on August 30 during which two persons were killed and several others injured in Ukhrul.

The Tangkhul Student Union Chennai (Tangkhul Katamnao Long Chennai) has said in a press statement that a condolence service in honor of (L) Mayopam Ramror and (L) Ramkashing Vashi cum solidarity prayer program was held on August 31 at Egmore, Chennai.

It said the the meeting was presided by the TKLC president Varechan Ronra.

Hundreds of Tangkhuls and other well-wishers attended the service, it said before adding that two senior Tangkhuls Ramreingam Vashum and Thommi Kaping delivered the condolence speeches.

As a mark of respect to the departed souls 2 minutes silent prayer was observed and the benediction was pronounced by Pastor Nimlei Khamrang, it said.

Meanwhile, in a seperate press release, the All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation (AMUCO) has also strongly condemned the firing incident during a peace rally in Ukhrul, resulting in the death of two persons and injuring others.

It said the police and other security forces were placed to provide security to the general public from the insurgents, however, it turned out to be chaotic and excessive in Ukhrul.

It said the government should take action to avoid similar incidents in the future in the State.

The Thadou Students’ Association has also strongly condemned the police firing leading to the death of two persons on August 30 at Ukhrul following violent confrontation between civilians and security forces.

In a press release it has demanded the State government to initiate befitting action against those involved security personnel and restore peace and harmony in the district.

It also expressed sorrow towards the families of the deceased and further warned that it will not remain silent if the Ggovernment fails to bring a solution to to the issue.

NNN adds: The Tangkhul Union, Dimapur (TUD) strongly condemned the brutal killing of civilians Ramkashing Vashi and Mayopam Ramror by Manipur State police commandoes and IRB personnel on August 30 during a peace rally at TNL Ground, Ukhrul.

“The authority instead of apprehending the killers of the ADC member, imposed indefinite CrPC 144 in Ukhrul town and created fear psychosis in the minds of the public and suppressed the democratic rights of individual freedom,” the TUD stated.

TUD then said it is profoundly grieved and “we offer heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members of the bereaved family members of the deceased. We also wish for speedy recovery of all those in injured in the incident”.

The Tangkhul Shanao Long, Delhi (TSLD) or Tangkhul women organisation based in New Delhi, has also strongly condemned the August 30 Ukhrul incident. It termed it as the heinous act of murder.

The Delhi based Tangkhul women organisation then said the dead of the two ‘beloved brothers’ in the hand of the police under the careful guidance of the leaders and their coterie once again reveals the extent of fractured state of mind of the leaders.

“No society and community should tolerate such hideous deed of the state police forces and its political master. The Tangkhul Shanao Long Delhi urges each and every peace loving citizens to come forward and condemn the act,” it stated.

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