Sit in protest staged demanding release of young students feared kidnapped

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IMPHAL, May 17: The Manipur Mahila Kalyan Samiti today staged a sit in protest demanding the immediate and safe release of two students who have been alleged kidnapped on May 9 by unidentified miscreants.

The sit in protest was organised jointly with the Democratic Students`™ Alliance of Manipur in front of the MMKS compound.

Yaikhom Kumdamba, 11, son of Angomcha Singh of Sekta Maning Leikai and Moirangthem Shakhenba, 13, son of (L) M Premananda Singh of Kangra Ching both studying in Lila Singh Khongnang Khong School have been feared kidnapped after they failed to return home from school on May 9. They were staying at the children`™s home run by MMKS.

Speaking to the media persons MMKS general secretary N Jamini said the kids failed to return to the children`™s home after they went to their school on May 9.

When the two children failed to return till the dawn of the next morning, children`™s home authority informed the families of the two boys, she said.

MMKS also held a meeting the next morning and a missing report filed with the concerned police station, she added.

According to N Jamini, one of the missing students is undergoing medication as he is suffering from night blindness.

On behalf of Manipur Mahila Kalyan Samiti, N Jamini further appealed whoever is responsible for the missing children to release them at the earliest.

She said they are still in such a tender age that they have no understanding of the outside world.

She further said that MMKS and other student bodies will launch stronger forms of agitations if the two children are not released by whosoever are concerned before May 25.

Expressing with much sorrow and sadness, the grandmother of one of the children appealed to the concern authority to help find the two children.

She also appealed to all those concerned to safely release the two children.

She also said that the children are from poor families and still innocent.

DESAM vice president, A Thoithoi said that the incident is really unfortunate.

There is still no confirmation of who is responsible for the missing boys till date, he said.

The government has also been remaining silent, he added.

Children are our future and are considered to God`™s greatest gifts to a family, he said appealing to all concern to release the boys at the earliest.

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