Manipur,IMPHAL, February 2: Representatives of several Tangkhul civil societies met with the state Home Minister Gaikhangam this afternoon at the latter’s office in connection with an alleged accident on December 18, 2012 that took place in front of the Southern gate of Kangla involving a VVIP vehicle at around 8pm leading to the subsequent death of the victim the next day at a hospital.
Several societies led by the Tangkhul Katamnao Long, Imphal and attended by representatives of Imphal Tangkhul Shanao Long; Tangkhul People’s Organization; Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong, Tangkhul Mayar Ngala Long; ROngmri Lu Pham, Tribal Youth Council, Manipur held a sit in protest at today from 11am to 2pm in front of the Tangkhul Baptist Church, Dewlahland.
Speaking to media persons on the sideline of the sit in protest, spokesperson Pamreiso Raipung said the deadline set by the TKLI demanding ex-gratia for the victim of the alleged road accident from the government and action against the fleeing VVIP vehicle had ended on January 24 without any action from the government compelling the organization to stage the sit in protest.
The deadline was set through an ultimatum submitted to the state Chief Minister on January 14.
Meanwhile, representatives of the organizations met with the Dy Chief Minister and apprised him about the incident today at his office.
Speaking to IFP later in the evening, Raipung said, the meeting with the Dy CM lasted for about 30 minutes this evening but failed to bring any amicable solution.The Dy CM however gave his assurance to find the truth about the incident and find the involved culprit, he informed.
The Dy CM had also said that he will be leaving for the national capital and that he would like to meet again on the issue after his return and bring an amicable solution at the earliest, he informed.
Raipung also informed that movement has received support from the United Committee, Manipur; All Manipur Student’s Union, Democratic Students’ Alliance, Manipur; Naga People Movement for Human Rights, Naga Women Universal Chandel; Village Authorities, Shanaolongs and youth clubs of both Tangkhul Avenue and Nagaram.