Imphal March 28,
Joint Students’ Coordinating Committee (JSCC), a joint body of four student bodies namely AMSU, MSF, KSA, SUK and four women organisations KANGLAMEI, Poirei Leimarol Apunba Meira Paibi Lup, CHITUWA and AMKIL today declared banned to KAI and Ningthibi Collection from organising social events.
Speaking to the media person at a press meet held at AMSU Head office, Convenor of JSCC Ng. Milan said that they strongly condemned Utlou incident which was organised by KAI (Ningthibi) on 22nd of March where the locals later disrupted for being inappropriate.
Highlighting the impact of such events Milan further said that not only the youths are demoralised by the event but the whole society was given a negative impact by it.
In order to find a prolonged solution the student bodies along with the women organisation have thoroughly discussed with various stake holders and the organisers of the event. Milan said that organising such event gives negative impact to the youths and also it gives a way to fuse the imported festival Holi along with Yaoshang and the used of various liquors in the event in the state where liquors is banned is a serious issue. He further said because of such reasons which will demoralised the youth and the society, the civil society organisations along with the student body were left with no choice but to ban the activities of the KAI (Ningthibi).
Milan also said that all the person who had attended the event should come and meet the Civil Society organisations within three days from today to discussed with them on how and why they are part of such event. He further warned that the responsibilities for those who doesn’t heed will be taken by the individual itself.
President of Poirei Leimarol Memcoubi said that the event have maligned the image of the unique festival. She added that such activities is very odd and not suitable for the society and also lead to demoralised the youths. She added that the place where the event took place was also banned from organising any events.
Regarding the arrest of the locals who disrupts such events by police Memchoubi expressed strong condemnation. She also questioned the availability of huge quantity of liquors when the election code of conduct is in force. “No arrest was made from among the participants or the organisers who need to be arrested for the liquors, but instead locals who disrupted the events to protect the youths were arrested”, Memchoubi added.
Memchoubi also lambasted the silence of the Chief Ministers and his government regarding the issue.