Civil societies urge all to maintain communal harmony

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IMPHAL, May 14: Voicing its concern over the death of a civilian driver today amidst prevailing unrest arising out of the killing of two labours by Kuki Revolutionary Front (KRF), several civil society bodies appealed to all concerned not to communalise the issue.

Speaking to media persons in this regards at UMC office, AMUCO`™s advisor, KT Rahman, held the state Government responsible for its inability to maintain order amongst militant groups which are under peace pact with the Government.

Recalling that this was not the first time that UGs either groups under suspension of operation/MoU, has been engaged in extortion, intimidation, kidnapping and even killing etc. in total violation of the ground rules and human rights violation, KT Rahman claimed that such unwanted act often creates serious distort the communal harmony between Hills and Valley.

The AMUCO advisor urged the state Government to withdraw the Suspension of Operation pact if it cannot assure to prevent similar incident from recurring in the future.

Claiming that the incidents were carried out by vested interest groups and not in the interest of any particular community, KT Rahman appealed for a concerted effort to preserve the age old bond between hills and valley.

UCM`™s president, Johnson Elangbam, held that the killing of labours was perpetrated by some `mafia gang` of KRF.

He appealed all the public to be careful of any sinister design of any vested interest group and help contained the situation, be it Kuki civil bodies, politicians or other communities etc.

Amidst the charged situation, killing of a civilian was unfortunate, said Johnson adding that he urged the public not to communalise the issue rather put their effort together in finding the truth by booking all the perpetrators involved in the incidents.

Further appealing the public not to spread rumours, it urged the Government not to remain a silent spectator.

In the meantime, the Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) today equally condemned the killing of two labours by KRF and subsequent, killing of civilian drivers at the strongest term.

Speaking to media persons at its Langol office, Thangkhosei Haokip, mitigated that any of the incident were instigated or endorsed by any communities.

Despite the claimed made by the police that eight people involved in the kidnapping and subsequent of two labours, the victim`™s family are not satisfied with the development rather demanded to book the real culprit involved, he said.

Given the situation, it appealed all section of the society concentrate in tracking the real culprits in these incidents and ensured that befitting punishment is awarded, further asserted KIM`™s president.

Stating that there is no room for communal violence in a civilised society, Thangkhosei maintained that everyone should condemned any act of violence be it UGs or any sect.

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