Imphal, Jan 11: Thadou Students’ Association has announced 36 hour bandh on January 16 at Imphal-Moreh, Imphal-Dimapur, Imphal-Jiribam and Imphal-Churachandpur roads.
A statement of the Union said that the 36-hours bandh will start from 6 am of January 16 and continue till 6 pm of January 17 and is being called over the failure of the State government to bring justice in the 5th May 2017 Sugnu double murder case, the brutal murder of Mr Thongkhogin Haokip, an Assistant Teacher at Molnom Junior High School, Tengnoupal district, on February 29, 2016, and the non-introduction of Thadou Kuki (MIL) subjects at Higher Secondary Schools in the valley.
The statement signed by Michael Lamjathang Haokip, Secretary General, Thadou Students’ Association said that 21-year-old private school teacher Miss Nengkhokim Haokip alias Cicilia/Shila from Moltinchan village in Chandel district was allegedly gang-raped and brutally murdered and her dead body found near Sugnu. Mr Kaikholen Tuboi was also found brutally murdered, it added.
On the matter for introduction of Thadou-Kuki (MIL) Subjects in the higher secondary schools in the valley, the statement of TSA said that the State government has in 2016 already issued an order for introduction of the same. But, the order still remains a mere piece of paper and it has not been implemented till now. TSA considers this as a deprivation of the rights of the Thadou tribal students to their language.
The student body also threatens further agitation if the government fails to listen to their demand..