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COCOMI urges Indian Army Chief’s intervention over Chin-Kuki Narco-Terrorists’ threats

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COCOMI urges Indian Army Chief’s intervention over Chin-Kuki Narco-Terrorists’ threats

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Imphal, Feb 17:

The Coordinating Committee on Manipur’s Integrity (COCOMI) has brought to the attention of General Manoj Pande, Chief of the Indian Army, the concerning situation unfolding at Moreh. Here, Chin-Kuki narco-terrorists openly threatened Indian Army personnel. In a formal communication to the Army Chief, COCOMI recounted the alarming incident of January 17, 2024, where armed groups overpowered Indian soldiers, highlighting the severity of the security breach and its implications for national safety.
COCOMI expressed serious concern over the unprecedented act of aggression against Indian Army personnel, emphasizing that such bold displays of violence not only undermine the authority of the armed forces but also pose a significant threat to national security. The letter highlighted previous instances where brave soldiers and state police personnel fell victim to attacks by Kuki militant groups, drawing attention to the escalating violence in the region.
“On 16th May 2023, Assam Rifle Jawan Alok Rao was killed by Kuki militants at Dolaithabi, Imphal East, and Saikul Border area. On 5th June 2023, BSF Jawan Ranjit Yadav lost his life in an attack by Kuki militants from the Churachandpur side at Serou area in Kakching District. On 31 October 2023, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Moreh Sub-Division, Tengnoupal District, Chingtham Anand was killed by an Armed Kuki Group. On January 17, 2024, state police personnel Takhellambam Saileshor Wangkhem Somorjit were killed by armed Kuki groups at Moreh Border Town. On the same day 17 January, three BSF Jawans namely Gourav Kumar, Sobram Singh, and Ramji were seriously injured in an open attack by Kuki groups in broad daylight at Moreh. On the early morning of 17 Feb. 2024 one more BSF Jawan got bullet injuries from the bullets of Kuki Militants at Sugnu, under Kakching District,” the letter to the Army Chief stated.
The committee stressed the urgent need for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, including possible security lapses and advisories from the central government in New Delhi. Urging immediate action to address the alarming situation, COCOMI emphasized the importance of equipping security forces adequately and coordinating closely with state police to effectively counter emerging threats.
COCOMI expressed solidarity with the Indian Army while emphasizing the critical need to restore public trust and safeguard the reputation of the armed forces. The committee called for swift and decisive action to uphold the integrity and honor of the Indian Army, particularly in vulnerable regions like Moreh along the Indo-Myanmar border.
In response to mounting criticism and concerns over the perceived indifference in handling the situation by Assam Rifles, COCOMI demanded urgent attention from the highest authorities. The committee reiterated its trust in the leadership of General Manoj Pande and appealed for prompt intervention to address the pressing security challenges facing Manipur.
COCOMI’s urgent plea to the Indian Army Chief reflects growing apprehension and unrest over the escalating violence perpetrated by militant groups in Manipur. With the safety and security of both military personnel and civilians hanging in the balance, immediate action is imperative to restore order and safeguard the integrity of the region.

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